So, can you guess what our favorite part of last night’s Olympics closing ceremonies was? While there ended up being plenty of fashion-related topics to discuss from the actual games, nothing compared to this. Aside from that epic Spice Girls reunion (more on that later), we pretty much died when Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Stella Tennant, Karen Elson and other Brit models appeared on floats in show-stopping custom ensembles, in what may have been the most sense-making part of the whole event.
London‘s successfully made itself into a fashion capital over the last few decades–and that’s perhaps never been made more clear than last night, with some of the city’s strongest contributions to the fashion business–models and designers alike.
Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, the obvious stars of the show, wore gilded Alexander McQueen. The gold theme continued with Stella Tennant in Christopher Kane, Georgia May Jagger in Victoria Beckham, Lily Donaldson in Vivienne Westwood, Lily Cole in Erdem, David Gandy in Paul Smith, Jourdan Dunn in Jonathan Saunders and a Stephen Jones headpiece, and Karen Elson in Burberry.
There were no weird backup dancers or inexplicable singing children, just 9 supermodels shutting.it.down. And it looks like Rio de Janeiro, the home of the 2016 Olympics, may take a cue from the Brits and involve its own legendary supermodels in its future celebrations. Alessandra Ambrosio was front and center during the Brazil portion of last night’s event (we figure Gisele was too pregs to show up).
Click through to see photos of all the gold perfection.