The opening ceremony for the Beijing Olympics is T minus two weeks. Which means it’s time to check out Team USA’s latest looks courtesy of Ralph Lauren and … Kim Kardashian?
You read that right. While Ralph Lauren — who has been the official outfitter of Team USA since 2008 — is responsible for the opening and closing ceremony fits, Kardashian’s Skims brand has the loungewear game on lock. Skims first collaborated with Team USA for the Tokyo Games in 2021 and is reprising its partnership for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
More about that later, but first — the fits.
On Thursday, Ralph Lauren shared an image of four-time Olympic snowboarder Shaun White donning the new opening ceremony uniform.
Team USA’s account followed suit with shots of White and two-time Olympic gold medalist snowboarder Jamie Anderson.
— Team USA (@TeamUSA) January 20, 2022
Bobsledder Aja Evans, a bronze medalist at the 2018 Sochi Games and an alternate for Beijing, also took to social media to share a picture of herself in the uniform and one alongside two-time Paralympic gold medalist sled hockey player Rico Roman (second slide).
According to Ralph Lauren’s website, the navy, white and red jacket includes an “innovative patented fabric” which “responds to changes in temperature without the use of battery-powered or wired technology” to keep athletes comfortable at all times.
In October, Ralph Lauren teased the closing ceremony ensemble for the Winter Games with the help of Anderson, Evans, Roman, four-time Olympic hockey player Hilary Knight and two-time Olympic figure skater Jason Brown.
In anticipation of the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2022, Polo Ralph Lauren proudly unveils the official @TeamUSA Closing Ceremony uniforms
— Ralph Lauren (@RalphLauren) October 28, 2021
A buffalo plaid hooded puffer jacket made with recycled polyester and recycled down? RL came to play.
Now, back to the Kim K of it all.
For the the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, Skims — Kardashian’s wildly popular brand launched in 2019 — is again partnering with Team USA on a limited-edition collection of undergarments, loungewear and sleepwear. All women athletes competing for Team USA in the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games will also receive the full line to wear while in Beijing.
In 2021, Kardashian credited her stepparent and Olympic gold medalist Caitlyn Jenner for instilling in her a love for the Games, as well as a deep appreciation for the dedication required of athletes to compete on the world’s biggest stage.
Kardashian tapped Evans, five-time Paralympic rower Oksana Masters, two-time Olympic ice dancer Madison Chock, two-time Olympic short-track speed skater Maame Biney, figure skater Amber Glenn and Olympic gold medalist snowboarder Chloe Kim to take part in the campaign.
Thank you to the incredible Team USA athletes who took part: Aja Evans, Oksana Masters, Madison Chock, Maame Biney, Amber Glenn, Chloe Kim pic.twitter.com/6mqSVWeEKU
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 13, 2022