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London 2012: McQueen, Burberry Lead Closing Ceremony Nod to British Fashion

Posted by Shirley Brady on August 12, 2012 08:48 PM

In addition to featuring a Who's Who — including The Who — of British music (Annie Lennox, Ray Davies, the Spice Girls, George Michael, Madness, Blur), the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games paid tribute to British fashion brands.

The models hitting the Union Jack-shaped stage: Kate Moss (above) and Naomi Campbell in Alexander McQueen, Lily Donaldson wearing Vivienne Westwood, Stella Tennant in Christopher Kane, model/singer Karen Elson in Burberry, Lily Cole sporting Erdem, Georgia May Jagger (the offspring of fashion/music royalty Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall) wearing Victoria Beckham (a double brandcameo for the Spice Girl turned designer), Jourdan Dunn (Jonathan Saunders with headwear by milliner Stephen Jones) and David Gandy wearing Paul Smith.

The soundtrack: David Bowie's Fashion, of course. Bowie couldn't be included in the musical portion from the ceremony as he hasn't performed live since 2006.

British Vogue fashion director Lucinda Chambers spent two years organizing the tribute, which also included black-clad foot soldiers in formation as McQueen's iconic skull shape. Stella McCartney was one notable absence on the London 2012 closing catwalk, but her Team GB collaboration with Adidas was present throughout the Games.

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SpiceMom United Kingdom says:

Don't forget the Spice Girls reunion.... their outfits outshone their vocal chords! http://bit.ly/R6dIzy

August 12, 2012 10:48 PM #

JudyJudyJudy Canada says:

HuffPost Canada posted a slide show of the fashions


August 13, 2012 12:53 AM #

Laura United States says:

I enjoyed the Closing Ceremony, but the fashion show was definitely my favorite tribute of the evening. As a fan of David Gandy, I've been happy he has posted some of the pictures of the event on his official page along with a link to an interview and his Vogue blog--both of which he did the next morning. Check him out: www.facebook.com/OfficialDavidGandy

August 14, 2012 09:24 AM #

Sammie Menton United States says:

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August 17, 2012 11:40 AM #

Marylynn Paddio United States says:

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August 17, 2012 12:50 PM #

Wilburn Grizzard United States says:

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August 17, 2012 01:11 PM #

Deon Armlin United States says:

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August 17, 2012 01:11 PM #

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