Olympics 2012: Which Team Wins Best Dressed? (PHOTOS)

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Georgio Armani has spoken: "This is going to be the most fashionable Olympic Games ever."

With an estimated 1.5 billion people tuning in, the 2012 Summer Games kicked off Friday night in London, England with the much-anticipated opening ceremonies.

As they marched into London's Olympic stadium, the thousands of national delegates were decked out in new designs.

So what will the national teams be sporting?

From Ralph Lauren, Salvatore Ferragamo, to Stella McCartney, to Giorgio Armani, many internationally renowned fashion houses are making their mark on this year's games by clothing the competitors.

And this is not the first time that fashion powerhouses have had a hand in the Olympic styles. The worldwide competition has brought together many style winning duos in the past, such as Vera Wang creating a costume for American figure skater Nancy Kerrigan in the 1994 winter games.

It was the host country that sparked the style competition. A year ago, Britain announced  Stella McCartney would create the official range of garments for Team GB athlete competing in 46 sports, from gymnastic to BMX.

It seems that move piqued the interest of other major fashion players, who flocked to countries in a big to clothe their team and put their names on elements their Olympic kit.

But in the end, of course, teams are not looking for fashion acclaim — they are gunning for the gold.

Ahead of opening ceremonies, Celebuzz is giving you a sneak peek at what the athletes will be wearing Friday night and in competition. So, let the Games begin!

Which team do you think will be best dressed? Sound off in comments.

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  • pearlysmed
    pearlysmed

    That tall dudes arms are really long!

  • luvbeatles
    luvbeatles

    Agreed, but these for South Korea look really nice! Classic and tailored.

  • luvbeatles
    luvbeatles

    Well Celebuzz, I hardly think it is appropriate for you to call out their uniforms as "cheesy". They are not much better than those of the US.

  • luvbeatles
    luvbeatles

    love it! And hate to say it, but I like them much better than the American uniforms.

  • ppm
    ppm

    The Jamaican gears are amazing and makes a complete fashion statement while captureing the culture and authenticity of the people!

  • Stacey-Lee Bell Strachan
    Stacey-Lee Bell Strachan

    South Africa always :)

  • nickp
    nickp

    Best Dressed? American Samoa hands down for most authentic

  • Kendra
    Kendra

    Yeah, this one is one of my favs. All the colours go well, and not to overwhelming. Very mature and older

  • Daniela
    Daniela

    My country it's not here, but i'm portuguese, so PORTUGAL FOREVER <3 <3 Great Britain, Spain and USA, were beautiful to

  • Angel217
    Angel217

    Yes, Spanish look like McDonald's staff.

  • adfm
    adfm

    BRAZIL!!!!!

 
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