Outfitted in an array of coordinating lavish gold ensembles, a handful of Britain’s most recognisable model faces took part in the Olympic Games Closing Ceremony this weekend.
Putting on a show to David Bowie’s ‘Fashion’, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Lily Cole, Stella Tennant, David Gandy, Jourdon Dunn, Georgia May Jagger, Lily Donaldson and Karen Elson strut their stuff in front of the 80,000-strong stadium crowd. Vogue UK’s Lucinda Chambers dressed the models in designs by Alexander McQueen, Erdem, Vivienne Westwood and more British designers.
Lily Cole in Vogue UK September 2012 wearing Erdem by Nick Knight
Fashion’s aspiring sportsmen and women make their Olympic choiceLara Stone- “Hula-hooping would be pretty fun, or maybe boxing or wrestling. I think I’d quite enjoy that.”
Jourdan Dunn - “I’d do the 100-metre sprint, definitely. I did the 100-metre relay at school and I loved it.”
Lindsey Wixson - “I’m not in any way up to Olympic level, but I like playing volleyball. Also, I like running. When I was in middle school the coach only picked her favourites for the track circuit, and I wasn’t one of them. I had the longest legs too! I always ended up doing the relay.”
Cara Delevingne - “I’d run long distance – I used to run for Hampshire county when I was young at school and nobody could ever believe that this tiny little blonde thing could get anywhere, but I was quite good. I loved it. I’m glad I don’t have to compete with Jourdan in the sprint though. In fact, maybe we should set up our own Burberry Olympics - that would be ace.”
Lily Donaldson - “I’d be probably the worst Olympian ever. Maybe the javelin, is that what you call it, where they throw the spear? I’m stronger than I look.”
Agyness Deyn - “I love boxing, and think I’ve picked it up quickly,” she told the Times. “My coach has such a good name – Action Jackson. A friend suggested I would be good at boxing because of my long limbs, so I joined this gym in downtown New York. I didn’t think about what might happen if I got injured – you have to live your life.”
Erdem Moralioğlu– “I’d take on the 10-metre dive, because I was always so scared of it at school and I’d want to conquer the fear. I’d be all ready, with my toes curled over the edge of the board. I might event do a double flip on the way down.”
Alice Temperley - “I was really quick at the 100 metres and very good at long jump at school: powerful solid legs – one thing they are good for…”
Giles - “I’d do the high jump, I was always asked to do the high jump at school when I was in trouble. Or maybe I’d do one of those three-day events, or maybe horse-riding. But then I wouldn’t mind doing swimming or table tennis either. There’s a lot to choose from.”
Henry Holland- “I’d be in the gymnastics floor event. I used to compete as a gymnast until I was 13 and got to national level. Can still do a backflip to rival any member of JLS if I’d had enough to drink.”
The royal family were reunited in magnificent style today as Prince Philip rejoined their ranks for his first major event since he was hospitalised during the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations.
Kate herself looked radiant in a silver-grey Erdem dress and avant-garde Jane Corbett hat, while the Duchess of Cornwall wore a baby blue suit and sparkling choker for the Queen’s official birthday in Horse Guards Parade.
Erdem resort 2013