The NY Times' Eric Wilson analyzes the opening ceremony outfits and gives low marks to the U.S.'s Ralph Lauren-designed get-up, for appearing "poorly made" and not being that distinctive. Wilson also hated the Canadian (baseball caps, messenger bags) and Russian outfits (weird smock), and liked the French (seersucker jacket, nice sneakers) and Spanish (bold red suits) ones. Wilson's favorite were Australia's blue "degrade pattern" nylon jackets, saying the designer has their "finger on the pulse of what's happening now." Actually, Australian designer Prue Acton faced controversy for insisting Australia's flag colors--green and gold--were unworkable and making such casual outfits. Well, everyone's a critic--check out Project Rungay on the U.S. outfits.
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