You read correctly. While Ralph Lauren – who has been the official outfitter for Team USA since 2008 – is responsible for the Opening and Closing Ceremony outfits, Kardashian’s Skims brand has the casual game under lock and key. Skims first partnered with Team USA for the 2021 Tokyo Games and is resuming its partnership for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
More on that later, but first – the seizures.
Thursday, Ralph Lauren shared an image of four-time Olympic snowboarder Shaun White put on the new Opening Ceremony uniform.
The Team USA story followed suit with snaps of White and two-time Olympic gold medalist snowboarder Jamie Anderson.
– Team USA (@TeamUSA) January 20, 2022
Bobsledder Aja Evans, bronze medalist at the 2018 Sochi Games and alternate for Beijing, also took to social media to share a photo of herself in uniform and another alongside the double gold medalist sledge hockey player Rico Roman’s Paralympic medal (second slide).
According to Ralph Lauren’s website, the navy, white and red jacket features “innovative, patented fabric” that “responds to changes in temperature without using battery-powered or hard-wired technology” to keep athletes comfortable at all times.
It seems ideal.
In October, Ralph Lauren teased the set of Winter Games closing ceremonies with help from Anderson, Evans, Roman, four-time Olympic hockey player Hilary Knight and two-time Olympic figure skater Jason Brown.
Ahead of the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Polo Ralph Lauren proudly unveils the official jersey @TeamUSA Closing ceremony uniforms
—Ralph Lauren (@RalphLauren) October 28, 2021
A buffalo check hooded puffer jacket made of recycled polyester and recycled down? RL came to play.
Now back to the Kim K of it all.
For the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, Skims – Kardashian’s hugely popular brand launched in 2019 – is once again teaming up with Team USA on a limited-edition collection of underwear, loungewear and apparel. by night. All female athletes competing for Team USA at the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games will also receive the full range to wear in Beijing.
In 2021, Kardashian thanked her in-law 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 biggest stage in the world.
Kardashian enlisted Evans, five-time Paralympic rower Oksana Masters, two-time Olympic ice dancer Madison Chock, two-time Olympic speed skater Maame Biney, figure skater Amber Glenn and Olympic gold medal-winning snowboarder Chloe Kim to participate in the campaign.
Thanks to the amazing Team USA athletes who participated: Aja Evans, Oksana Masters, Madison Chock, Maame Biney, Amber Glenn, Chloe Kim pic.twitter.com/6mqSVWeEKU
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 13, 2022