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Olympic fashion was a hit for Stella McCartney, a miss for Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren’s Olympic uniforms

The quintessential American designer for the well-to-do prep set caused an uproar when it was revealed that his Olympic uniforms were made in China. His sartorial faux pas quickly became fodder for social media mavens and politicians.

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Stella McCartney’s Olympic uniforms

The British runway designer was tasked with creating uniforms for the British team, and the results were subtle, sleek, and scored her the gold from fashion fans. She incorporated elements of the Union Jack without turning British athletes into walking flags. We can only hope that other countries (we’re looking at you Spain) will learn from McCartney’s success.

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