Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Olympic Vogue

It was quite sad watching the Olympics go Sunday night, I never thought I would get into it as much as I have. I do think that they should have incorporated the Paralympics into the whole saga rather than separate them and bung them on Channel 4 and More4 at a later date, after the closing ceremony.

Nevertheless, hands up who got excited when 'Fashion' by David Bowie echoed round the stadium as eight billboards were towed in, bearing photos of some of the most well known British Models donning some of the best British Couture? I know I did.
British Vogue were responsible for this glittering masterpiece as they handpicked British designers to adorn the likes of Lily Cole, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Georgia May Jagger, Lily Donaldson, Stella Tennant, Jourdan Dunn, Karen Elson and David Gandy. And the theme? GOLD! Of course
Source: InStyle
The billboards featured photos from the September Issue of Vogue, taken by Nick Knight (check them all out here). The monochrome was a fantastic touch to later give way to the glittering gowns and of course Gandy. 
Source: Reuters
Each of the white sections of the union flag were fittingly used as runways to showcase Erdem, Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Vivienne Westwood, Jonathan Saunders and Stephen Jones, Christopher Kane and Paul Smith.
The marching 'footsoldiers' timing left a lot to be desired as they escorted in the billboards, but in the end they all came together to create a fitting memoir to Alexander McQueen as a classic skull. 

While some may debate the showcase of fashion at the ceremony as a ploy to advertise or an invalidation of claims of a healthy body image - fashion is as much a part of Britain as music and Russell Brand!

What were your best bits?


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