U.S. Olympic uniforms: 10 designers we'd choose over Ralph Lauren

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ralph-lauren-olympics.jpgOn Thursday (March 22), the U.K. unveiled their 2012 Summer Olympics uniforms -- designed by none other than red-hot British designer Stella McCartney. The U.S., too, has a big-name designer on its side: Ralph Lauren.

We know it's too late to shift gears, but Zap2it kind of wishes the U.S. -- in the spirit of the Olympics -- had gone with a team of designers to bring a new, fresh look to our 800+ athletes. Especially since, according to Forbes, Lauren has already done the job twice for past Olympics.

Lauren's look for the Olympians? See above -- vintage R.L. Yawn.

We think this team of fab American designers could give us a fresher look:

Marc Jacobs: He's like our version of Stella McCartney and we should fight fire with fire.

Christian Siriano: If he can tackle Christina Hendricks' rack, he can tackle Olympic uniforms.

Gwen Stefani: Both L.A.M.B. and Harajuku Lovers are young and playful, just like the Olympics.

Zac Posen: He's one of First Lady Michelle Obama's favorite designers. That should count for something.

Kate Spade: Surely the Olympians need smart, stylish bags to tote their equipment around in.

Diane Von Furstenberg: The women's swim team appears poolside in classic DVF wrap dresses atop matching suits. LOVE.

Vera Wang: Because she knows how to make a statement without shouting.

Calvin Klein: His clean, minimalist designs are perfect for sports.

Bill Blass: Because old school American design should be represented, but not by Lauren again.

Rachel Zoe: A controversial choice, we know, but maybe what the team needs is a little input from a celeb stylist.

Andrea Reiher contributed to this report.
Photo/Video credit: Ralph Lauren