Have you been following the Ralph Lauren-designed, made-in-China, Olympic garb controversy? WWD’s Bridget Foley had a fantastic piece on the scandal (sorry, subscription required for full article) as did Forbes .
The New York Times included an interesting bit about how before Ralph Lauren got on board, Roots was producing the uniforms out of Canada for a decade.
We here at GoS agree that yes, it would be nice if everything was made locally but it’s not the world we live in. We do not however, feel sorry for Ralph Lauren. Remember that awful Oprah episode when she went out to his ranch? Ever since then, Ralph is too much for us to handle.
Speaking of too much (in the best possible way, now) it was announced yesterday that “real” supermodels and British beauties Kate Moss, Stella Tennant and Naomi Campbell and semi-supermodels (you can’t compare these girls with those girls) Rosey Huntington-Whiteley, Lily Cole and Georgia May Jagger will be participating in the closing ceremony at the London Olympics in a tribute to British fashion.
The “models” (even playing field) will be wearing British labels like Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney (of course) and Vivienne Westwood.
According to FASHION, “The ceremony, titled “A Symphony of British Music,” will basically be a mash-up of the best of British music, along with a smattering of fashion, athletics and (now) models.”
Photos: Naomi Campbell in her famous fall wearing Vivienne Westwood, 1993 and Kate Moss on the catwalk for an Alexander McQueen tribute, 2010.