If you were following my fan girl updates on my personal Facebook or Twitter last night, you may or may not have witnessed me flipping out when trucks with Nick Knight’s imagery of supermodels drove out during the 2012 Olympics closing ceremony. A few moments later and the billboards went down revealing Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell wearing Alexander McQueen, Stella Tennant in Christopher Kane, Lily Cole in Erdem, Jourdan Dunn in Jonathan Saunders, Georgia May Jagger in Victoria Beckham, *inhale*, Lily Donaldson in Vivienne Westwood, Karen Elson in Burberry and David Gandy in Paul Smith…*exhale*
Cleverly in synch with the Olympics-themed shoot as seen in the September issue of British Vogue, the models strutted towards the centre of the Union Jack formation in the stadium. A big up in publicity for British fashion giants and Vogue minus Mary Katrantzou which in my opinion was the missing piece to this grand fashion moment puzzle. Closing off, I’m just thankful ‘fashion’ was given a slot in the already-packed schedule of the ceremony in the first place. Marks, director of London PR company The Communications Store took to Twitter to say: “What an amazing night. Fashion well represented. Nearly didn’t happen at all. A story for another time. Two years of hard work to make that happen. Celebrate it!” Well said.