Sunday night was the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. I love the Olympics so I was sad to see the fun come to an end. However, that sadness was quickly replaced by awe and excitement over the Closing Ceremony. I loved every minute of it! Being a huge fan of British music I was glad to see many British stars get to perform on an international scale(I would have loved to see Ellie Goulding up there though!). One aspect of the show I really enjoyed was the collaboration between the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and the British Fashion Council (BFC). Nine British models took to the Union Jack catwalk wearing creations from top British designers including Alexander McQueen and Burberry. Here’s a quick breakdown of who wore what along with photographs from Vogue UK’s photo shoot by Nick Knight, which is featured in the September issue (that I’m dying to get my hands on!):
Naomi Campbell wears a gold metal embroidered dress with a train by Alexander McQueen
Kate Moss wears a full-length gold sequined dress by Alexander McQueen
Karen Elson wears a gold lace evening dress by Burberry
Georgia May Jagger wears a gold metal fabric cocktail dress by Victoria Beckham
David Gandy wears a gold Paul Smith suit and tie and Jourdan Dunn wears a white and gold leather dress by Jonathan Saunders and a gold headdress by Stephen Jones
Lily Donaldson wears a a gold silk dress decorated with a pattern of thousands of sequins by Vivienne Westwood
Unfortunately I couldn’t find a very good photograph of Stella Tennant wearing the metal mesh and Swarovski crystal trouser suit by Christopher Kane or of Lily Cole wearing a gold embroidered and lace cocktail dress by Erdem, but all the photographs can be viewed at Vogue UK.
I thought this portion of the Closing Ceremony was an interesting way to draw attention to the rising star power of many British designers and the British fashion industry in general. You can read more about the collaboration on the British Fashion Council website.
All photographs courtesy of Global Grind.