At last night’s Olympic Closing Ceremony the British Fashion Industry was celebrated as well as the culture and music.
Some people took to Twitter to give their opinion and questioned why they would chose to feature this, but when the UK fashion industry contributes to around £21billion it would be hard to overlook such a thing.
Iconic supermodels stormed the stage and left me in awe.
They looked beautiful in their gold outfits, inspired by Team GB’s 29 gold medals.
The catwalk show curated by Vogue UK, presented 8 of Britain’s supermodels all wearing creations by the best of British fashion designers.
We saw Stella Tennant, Lily Cole, Lily Donaldson, Karen Elson, Georgia May Jagger, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Jourdan Dunn and David Gandy strut their stuff and make an impact at the Olympic Stadium.
Stella Tennant was wearing a stunning Christopher Kane metal mesh and Swarovski crystal pant suit. Her short pixie ‘do was styled into spikes – it was a perfect rockstar look and she could have easily taken to the stage with Brian May.
Lily Cole looked, like always, a perfect little Porcelain doll. She was wearing an Erdem gold embroidered and lace cocktail dress. The dress featured intricate detailing with sheer sleeves. The dress was paired with gold Charlotte Olympia ankle-strap pumps.
Lily Donaldson was wearing a Vivienne Westwood Gold Label ‘Olympic Court’ gold-embroidered gown. The dress was created especially for the ceremony in gold hammered sequins embroidered with gold metallic thread on stiff organza tulle in an abstract baroque pattern detail and was inspired by 17th Century English Royalty and the court of King Charles II.
The designer, Vivienne Westwood says: “The corset is based on a 17th Century style corset but is oversized at the neckline which modernises it and shows the décolletage beautifully- I call this style the Stature of Liberty corset. I love the way the gold lace is transparent at the bottom. Lily looks incredible in the dress.”
Karen Elson looked beautiful in a Burberry gold lace dress. Her trademark flame-haired looks were styled into a perfect Hollywood Glamour style which complimented the thigh-high split perfectly. The gown was paired with Jimmy Choo ‘Private’ sandals in gold, of course.
Georgia May Jagger wore the most questionable designer of the night, Victoria Beckham. Plenty of people took to Twitter to express their thoughts that Victoria only agreed to perform if her collections would be featured. However, I think that Victoria’s brand has gone from strength-to-strength and she has proved her fashion worth. But she should be showcasing at LFW, not New York. What do you think on the matter? Georgia wore a gold-metal cocktail dress with Giuseppe Zanotti heels.
Kate Moss appearance has certainly caused a stir, but it can’t be denied that she looks outstanding. She most certainly made an impression in her Alexander McQueen gold-sequined full-length gown with plunging neckline. She smouldered, like always.
Naomi Campbell also wore Alexander McQueen. She was completely fierce and seriously you could see the floor shake under her model-walk. Her gown featured a flowing, shimmering train which sparkled under the light of the flashing bulbs. The embroidered dress was finished with a god leaf hair accessory and a pair of Alexander McQueen wedges.
Jourdan Dunn stood out the most in the crowd, thanks to her beautiful headpiece. She was wearing a Jonathan Saunders gold-and-white leather dress with the Stephen Jones gold-feather headdress.
David Gandy was also on hand, being the most prolific British male model of the moment, he was wearing a Paul Smith gold suit.
Who was your favourite out of the lot?
Femalefirst Taryn Davies