Maggie Maggio

Smashing Color for the 21st Century

Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT

Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT

The best description I can think of for the team USA outfits? A mashup of a 4th of July picnic and an ugly Christmas sweater party.  But kudos to Ralph Lauren for at least sticking to his Made in USA pledge. The wool came from the Imperial Stock Ranch here in Shaniko, Oregon, was spun in Pennsylvania, dyed in North Carolina, and knitted into those soon to be collectible sweaters in California.

Too bad the news is all about the glitch with the fifth ring. The ceremonies were a feast for the eyes. The architect in me gives the gold medal to the floating onion domes. The techie in me gives another gold medal to the fabulous floor.

Here are some of my favorite photos from the Opening Ceremony.
Let the games begin.

Richard Lauten | Toronto Star

Richard Lauten | Toronto Star

Alberto Pizzoli | AFP

Alberto Pizzoli | AFP

 Jim Young|Reuters

Jim Young|Reuters

Petr David Josek | Germany

Petr David Josek | Germany

Lionel Bonaventure | Getty Images

Lionel Bonaventure | Getty Images

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Matt Slocum | AP

Matt Slocum | AP

Marko Djurica | Rueters

Marko Djurica | Rueters

 

3 Comments

  1. I absolutely loved the German outfits. That is my favourite colour scheme to use in my polymer work as well. Not much of a sports fan but I do love pretty outfits! Guess that’s why the skating is my favourite winter olympics event.

  2. Maggie Maggio

    February 10, 2014 at 1:28 am

    Thanks – that’s the best word for it!

  3. The pageantry is like nothing else!

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