For the past two weeks, we’ve been celebrating the achievements of Olympic athletes. But at last night’s Closing Ceremony, there was a brief celebration of some other skinny people – models!
The fashion segment of the three-hour long extravaganza bigged up the British fashion industry’s achievements, all soundtracked to David Bowie’s Fashion.
Trucks covered with massive pictures of the models circled inside the stadium while the models strutted in. Naomi Campbell was first up, wearing a Burton for McQueen gown. Kate Moss followed, wearing a gold dress by the same designer, and they were soon joined by a whole flurry of beautiful models.
Lily Donaldson wore a Vivienne Westwood creation, Georgia-May Jagger looked lovely in a shiny gold Victoria Beckham dress, Lily Cole stunned, looking like a pixie in Erdem, Karen Elson wore a Burberry ballgown and Stella Tennant wore a Christopher Kane suit.
Jourdan Dunn just about managed to keep her head up under a Stephen Jones hat, while wearing a white and gold Jonathan Saunders dress. Luckily for her, she was on the arm of a very smug-looking David Gandy, who was in a shimmering Paul Smith suit.
Some people didn’t take too kindly to the models more stomping across the stage in gold finery. The naysayers wondered if it was a good idea to celebrate stick-thin models after so many days of seeing healthy, muscular women perform in the athletics.
And Piers Morgan wasn’t happy to see Kate Moss on stage following her alleged dabblings in drugs: “@piersmorgan: I suspect Kate Moss might fail her drugs test later.”
What do YOU think?