The London 2012 Olympic Games were fantastic beyond even the most optimistic sport fan’s expectations. But no-one expected last night’s closing ceremony to be so fabulous too. The cream of the British fashion industry were strutting their stuff as the greatest show on earth came to an end, with David Gandy leading the male sartorial charge.
Elsewhere, Lily Cole in Erdem, Lily Donaldson in Vivienne Westwood, Georgia May Jagger in a flare-skirted Victoria Beckham number, Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell both in Alexander McQueen, and Karen Elson in Burberry all added some much-needed glamour to proceedings.
Taking to the stage after being paraded in lorries adorned with gigantic pictures of themselves, the modelling elite were suitably soundtracked by David Bowie’s Fashion.
However, the Twitterverse wasn’t particularly kind to the fashionistas, whose show segment was admittedly a little incongruous in a ceremony meant to hail two week’s worth of amazing sporting achievements.
“A fortnight of celebrating drug free, hard working role models. The #closingceremony is being, lets say, slightly less picky.” was the cutting verdict of money-saving expert Martin Lawrence (@MartinSLawrence).
“I suspect Kate Moss might fail her drugs test later. #closingceremony ” was the customarily spiteful response from Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan).
Stylist Grace Woodward (@gracewoodward) was a little more appreciative. “Peeps complaining about supermodels in the closing ceremony. 20 years of walking in heels is Olympian in my eyes,” was her tweet of support.
By Gerald Lynch | August 13th, 2012