Fashion/Music Take Over The Olympics Closing Ceremony

Supermodels Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Karen Elson, Stella Tennant, Lily Cole

Apart from the designers sewn team uniforms, fashion has taken a backseat, for the more basic spirit of sports, during the 17days Olympics, until the closing night ceremony, where fashion and music once again took center stage and captured the minds of all and sundry.  

Already termed ‘a night of tribute to British Fashion/Music' , elite models including, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Karen Elson, Stella Tennant, Lily Cole and David Gandy, strutted down a Union Jack-shaped catwalk to David Bowie's 1980 song "Fashion,dressed in gold outfits by British top fashion brands, including Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Christopher Kane, Erdem, Jonathan Saunders, Stephen Jones, Victoria Beckham, Vivienne Westwood, and Paul Smith. Tribute was paid to the late fashion guru Alexander McQueen, when performers in gold helmets, formed the shape of a giant gold skull.

Naomi Campbell,  Kate Moss,Karen Elson, Stella Tennant, Lily Cole
Kim Gavin, creative director of the Closing Ceremony and his team worked for the past year with The British Fashion Council and British Vogue on the segment. Alexandra Shulman, editor-in-chief of British Vogue and Lucinda Chambers, the title's fashion director, collaborated with Nick Knight, who shot the models in their gold dresses for the September issue of British Vogue, the hairdresser Sam McKnight, and the make-up artist Val Garland. 

Knight's images were used for the billboards that appeared in the Closing Ceremony and from which the models burst forth before the runway show. “The most innovative and iconic fashion designers and models in the world are British, and so this ceremony would have been impossible without them at its heart,” said Gavin.

Spice Girls

The elites of the British fashion world strutting the very best of British fashion


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