The closing ceremonies for the London Olympics are shaping up to be quite a fashionable extravaganza. The Mirror is confirming that a band of British supermodels led by Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell will in fact be strutting their stuff in an ode to UK fashion during the closing ceremonies of the Olympics.
But a big pay day, this is not: The models will reportedly each be paid a paltry £1 for their talents.
Entitled “A Symphony of British Music,” the August 12th ceremony will include a catwalk component featuring the likes of Kate, Naomi, Lily Cole, and Georgia May Jagger, who apparently replaced Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (acting’s more her thing nowadays). According to The Telegraph, Stella Tennant and Lily Donaldson will also join in.
For their part in the spectacle, Kate, Naomi and co. are rumored to be donning some pretty pricey get-ups from celebrated UK designers like Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood. And as the modeling world’s second biggest money maker, working with Ms. Moss usually costs a bit more than a bag of Skittles.
The event, which will reportedly cost millions to put on, isn’t shelling out for the musicians taking part, either: Some of Britain’s most prized acts–including Queen, Annie Lennox, George Michael, and (yay) One Direction, will also receive just £1 for their performances. Oh, and Russell Brand is also sheduled to appear.
But according to an earlier report from The Mirror, money just can’t compare to the honor that comes along with participating in the Olympics: “The models were all keen to take part because it will be such a memorable event.” Memories really are priceless, aren’t they?