With the use of more sustainable materials in iconic on-court styles for optimal performance, Polo Ralph Lauren mark their 17th anniversary as the Official Outfitter of The Championships, Wimbledon in partnership with The All England Lawn Tennis Club.

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With the use of more sustainable materials in iconic on-court styles for optimal performance, Polo Ralph Lauren mark their 17th anniversary as the Official Outfitter of The Championships, Wimbledon in partnership with The All England Lawn Tennis Club.

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Polo Ralph Lauren Unveils New Uniforms for Wimbledon 2022

With the use of more sustainable materials in iconic on-court styles for optimal performance, Polo Ralph Lauren mark their 17th anniversary as the Official Outfitter of The Championships, Wimbledon in partnership with The All England Lawn Tennis Club.

Built in the Queen Anne style for Sir Arthur Crosfield (known as “the soap magnate”) between 1913 and 1920, Witanhurst House became London’s second largest private residence after Buckingham Palace. Married to Domini Elliadi – a fine tennis player, and Wimbledon competitor, Arthur was soon made a baronet, and Domini became Lady Crosfield. Four idyllic tennis courts were built in the grounds, and for decades immediately after the Wimbledon fortnight, they hosted charity tennis tournaments. Attended by tennis stars: Bunny Austin, Lea Percoli, Maria Bueno, Christine Truman, amongst others, and the haute monde friends of the Crosfield’s including Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II), the lawn parties were the highlight of the London social calendar. It matched Wimbledon for British sporting elegance, and if you add Downton Abbey, the House of Windsor and Cary Grant – it's this ilk of classic British style, that inspired Ralph Lauren. On this topic, his son David once said: "We've always been inspired by Europe and England, by the world of Wimbledon, by the style and the elegance and the sportsmanship.”

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Freddie Anderson

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June 2022

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