Golden Glamour

British Design triumphs in the London Olympics closing ceremony.

After 2 weeks of complete sporting brilliance, the games came to a close, with the GB team excelling all medal predictions, finishing with a  total of 29 GOLD, 17 SILVER and and 19 BRONZE medals. It was therefore to be expected that the closing ceremony would be a celebration of all things British. Music was the main theme throughout, however British fashion got a short interlude within the ceremony. Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Georgia May Jagger, Jourdan Dunn, Karen Elson, Stella Tennant, Lily Donaldson, Lily Cole and David Gandy arrived on stage, concealed in large lorries which had their pictures on the side. The lorries did a lap of honour before the pictures fell, revealing the models inside dressed to the nine. All the creations had a gold theme in tribute to the golden success of team GB. The British supermodels strutted into the centre of the stadium to a soundtrack of David Bowie’s Fashion.

Kate Moss dazzled in a shimmering show of Sarah Burton’s talent in designing for Alexander McQueen.

Naomi Campbell was also representing Alexander McQueen in a warrior-like creation with a dramatic glittering tulle train.

Lily Donaldson stood regal in an embellished off-the-shoulder strumpet gown by Vivienne Westwood.

Lily Cole strutted through the stadium in a brocade detailed dress with sheer panels by Erdem.

Meanwhile, Jourdan Dunn wore a white and gold column dress by Jonathan Saunders along with a striking show-stopper of a headdress created by British milliner Stephen Jones. David Gandy looked smouldering in a Paul Smith suit. Georgia May Jagger looked youthful in a flare-skirted Victoria Beckham dress.  Flame-haired Karen Elson modelled a dress with a sexy thigh-high split by Burberry and lastly Stella Tennant shimmered in a twinkling chain-mail ensemble by Christopher Kane.

So, all in all, I feel proud to be British, not only due to the success of team GB in the sporting world, but team GB in the Fashion world, which was put on the main stage for the world to see.

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