It was not only with a record-breaking haul of Olynpic medals that we showed the rest of the world what this little nation is capable of. During the closing ceremony we also showed them that, when it comes to fashion, we are the tops. Even the veterans such as Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss showed that they’ve still got what it takes.
Along with the newcomers, including Jourdan Dunn and Georgia May Jagger, they showed the rest of the world how it’s done. If this was the fashion Olympics, we would easily have added another gold to the tally. With David Bowie’s ‘Fashion’ blaring away, eight gleaming black tractors pulled big billboards into the Olympic Stadium. The tractors were escorted by a troop of gold-helmeted guards.
Then the show began. The billboards fell away to show our nine-strong model team. The girls were all dressed in stunning gold dresses and the only male model among them, David Gandy, had on a lurex Paul Smith suit. All of them were wearing what looked like impossibly high platforms. The synchronized course along the catwalk would have been difficult enough without these high heels.
Our girls and boy were undaunted though and soon they were on the stage. The fashions on display were fantastic as well. Karen Elson wore a stunning spaghetti-strapped dress by Burberry, Lily Cole had on a knee-length brocade and lace creation by Erdem and Lily Donaldson wore a corseted strumpet gown by, of course, Vivienne Westwood
Georgia May Jagger was showing one of Victoria Beckham’s creations, a flare-skirted gazar dress. But the main thing was the style of their walks. All of them were absolutely faultless. Special praise should especially go to Jourdan Dunn who wore a spectacular headdress by Stephen Jones, made up of 21 feathers, that she seemed to carry with no effort at all.