The Closing Ceremony of the Olympics Games was everything that was expected and more. One of the most stylish of all events, London drew the curtains on the games with music, fashion and fireworks. What a show!
As predicted, supermodels had their moment at the Olympic where they shimmered in gold. Stilettos ruled the very pitch where athletes shed much sweat, winning some and losing some. The stadium converted to a fashion ramp with the best of British fashion ruling with the likes of Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell.
Set as a tribute to the legendary David Bowie’s hit “Fashion”, the top male and female supermodels walked into the glare with all eyes on them sporting designs of the top designers of Great Britain.
Georgia May Jagger
Georgia May Jagger looked stunning in a shimmering dress designed by none other than Victoria Beckham. The dress had uber chic written all across it and matched with the strappy shoes of the same colour, the effect was simply mesmerizing. Just went to show the many talents the former spice girl has to offer and her knack to create mesmerizing and wearable fashion.
Kate Moss did well with her long flowing golden gown, which however was not a surprise given that her look had been all over the media thanks to the Vogue photo shoot. Her friend and colleague Naomi Campbell wore Alexander McQueen gold embroidered dress with a train of silk tissue to follow. Nice and bold.
Karen Elson in a Burberry dress with floral gold patterns and high heels was perhaps the most toned down and looked like she would break into a song. Pretty as a picture, her smokey eye makeup oozed oomph every step of her way.
Stella Tennant looked gorgeous in a bejewelled Swarovski cat suit that could make any woman jealous. Cleverly placed crystals brought out the shine and glow of the gold as they sparkled their way across the ramp.
A special mention about Jourdan Dunn who walked in a Jonathan Saunders creation complete with the head gear. Who could have predicted that a splash of gold on pure white could have such an effect? Well, thanks to the creative genius of Saunders, we not only know but can look forward to many such designs with gold and white in contrast with each other. The head gear was definitely the centre of attraction, eclipsing almost everything else.
While countries and athletes obsessed with the gold to be won at the Olympics, the designers showcased the colour in all its glory. With gold striking out black, it is definitely going to stay for a long time.
With a strong presence of its own, gold can be contrasted on fabrics with other colours with a stunning effect as Saunders showed us. However, it was Victoria Beckham who stole the show with her design with all the right nips and tucks and perfect accessories to go with the new colour of gold.