The new Ralph Lauren-designed U.S. Olympic outfits — replete with a U.S. Olympic patch and Polo's "Big Pony" logo on each side of the blazer— have not only offended fashionistas for their snobby country club look, they have politicians up in arms about the "Made in China" label inside.
New York politicos like Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Steve Israel have expressed their disgrace that the U.S. athletes will be wearing outsourced uniforms— while millions of Americans are out of work— in a letter to U.S. Olympic Chairman Lawrence Probst.
This is the third Olympics Lauren has outfitted the U.S. team. The designer's preppy navy and white ensemble topped with a beret will be worn at the opening and closing ceremonies at the London Games and Polo will be providing casual clothes for athletes while they lounge around the Olympic Village.
Nike has made most of the competition uniforms and outfits the athletes for the medal stand.
Lauren's Hampton's lawn party look already has critics giving his design a bronze medal. Now politicians feel China has already gotten the gold.