Olympic Fashion Through the Ages

Swimmer Ryan Lochte, decathlete Bryan Clay, rower Giuseppe Lanzone and soccer player Heather Mitts model the official Team USA’s uniforms by Ralph Lauren. The Olympic designs created controversy after it was discovered they were made entirely in China. Click forward and check out some memorable Olympics fashion through the decades.

Although its too late to change the uniforms in time for London Games, Ralph Lauren’s promised the tags for the 2014 Olympics will read “Made in USA.”

A model wears one of the new uniforms Mexican athletes will wear during the London 2012 Olympics Games. Olympic style over the years has ranged from slick to silly.

A model walks the catwalk in the new tracksuits Mexican athletes will wear in London 2012.

Chinese basketball team players Chen Nan, Miao Lijie, Liu Wei, Wang Shipeng, Yi Jianlian and Zhu Fangyu show off the Nike uniforms they will wear in London.

Some of Brazil’s best athletes show off the uniforms they’ll wear for the 2012 Olympic Games. Designed by Nike, they’ll be on display during the opening and closing ceremonies as well as on the podium.

This product illustration released by Nike shows a Turbospeed suit, the official apparel for the USA Track & Field team for the London Summer Olympics. Nike says the outfits could shave up to 0.023 seconds off 100-meter sprint times.

Speedo hopes their new “Fastskin3” swim suit shown here will see records tumble at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Even though neither color is in Germany’s flag, that didn’t stop Adidas from sorting the sexes, with women in pink and men in baby blue.

Swimming stars such as Michael Phelps and Rebecca Adlington have already confirmed they will wear the new Speedos in competition in 2012.

Australian Olympic team members Kynan Maley, Lauren Jackson and Adam Gibson, Libby Trickett, Naomi Flood, Sarah Tait and Murray Stewart, model the official Australian Olympic Opening Ceremony uniform.

Stylish Dunlop Volley shoes are part of the Australian team’s Olympic uniform in 2012.

British gymnast Louis Smith models an outfit by British fashion designer Stella McCartney that will be worn by British athletes at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

World renowned designer Stella McCartney, center, collaborated with Adidas on the British team’s 2012 Olympic kits. McCartney says the outfits “combine style with performance.” Here she poses with triple jumper Phillips Idowu and heptathlete Jessica Ennis.

Models present the German Olympic team member fashion for the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Games.

German Olympic team show off their new team kits for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Models pose on the catwalk during a fashion show of sports clothing for the Slovakia athletes attending the 2012 London Olympic Games.

A model walks on a podium during the official presentation of Jamaican clothing for the 2012 Olympic games, designed by Bob Marley’s fashion-designer daughter Cedella Marley.

Olympic medalist swimmer Ryan Lochte models a Ralph Lauren Olympic uniform. Lauren’s Closing Ceremony outfits are part of a long line of Olympic fashion.

Now take a look back at Olympic fashion through the years. Swimmer Helen Norfolk of New Zealand models the 2008 team uniform.

The 2010 Czech Olympic team outfits were unveiled in a choreographed fashion show, wherein models did more than just walk the runway wearing the upcoming Vancouver Winter Games garb

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