Monday, 13 August 2012

BRITISH FASHION’S GOLD in British Vogue and AT LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES Closing Ceremony! Xx

Over the course of the last year Kim Gavin, 
Creative Director of The Closing Ceremony 
and his team have worked together with The British Fashion Council 
and British Vogue to put British fashion at the heart 
of the Closing Ceremony in the ultimate British Fashion Catwalk Show 
- showcasing  showcase the most iconic faces 
and designers in British Fashion to the largest ever global audience.
What an amazing Closing Ceremony it was
and this was one of it's major magical highlights
Just completely Fabulous.

What more can we say - take a look! Xx

The Top team in British Fashion -
Alexandra Shulman, Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue
and Lucinda Chambers, Fashion Director of British Vogue 
brought together legendary British photographer Nick Knight,
renowned British hairdresser Sam McKnight and 

award winning British make-up artist Val Garland to create 
“Midas Touch” – 
a portfolio of images of British Supermodels wearing 
one of a kind Gold outfits specially created 
by the best of British Fashion Designers.   
These images, previewed in the September issue of British Vogue, 
appear as giant Billboards in The Closing Ceremony. 

Take a look at the portfolio below:

 Kate Moss wears Alexander McQueen Gold sequined full-length dress
Sequin Wedges Alexander McQueen
 Georgia May Jagger wears Victoria Beckham Gold metal fabric cocktail dress
Earrings Ca and Lou, Belt Stella McCartney, Leather shoes Giuseppe Zanotti
 Jourdan Dunn wears white and Gold leather dress by Jonathan Saunders
and Stephen Jones Gold feather headdress
Leather Shoes Christian Louboutin
David Gandy wears Paul Smith Gold Suit and tie
 Karen Elson wears Burberry Gold lace evening dress
Earrings and Bracelets Butler and Wilson, Shoes Jimmy Choo
 Lily Donaldson wears Vivienne Westwood Gold lace gown
Leather Shoes Sergio Rossi
 Naomi Campbell wears Alexander McQueen Gold Metal embroidered dress with train
Sequin Wedges Alexander McQueen
 Stella Tennant wears Christopher Kane Metal mesh and Swarovski crystal trouser suit
Boots Christian Louboutin
Lily Cole wears Erdem Gold embroidered and lace cocktail dress
Platform Shoes Charlotte Olympia

Click HERE to Subscribe to British Vogue
and read interviews with all the models and designers
involved in this amazing shoot.

Karlie Kloss on the Cover of British Vogue
photographed by Nick Knight
Fashion Editor Lucinda Chambers
Hair by Sam McKnight using Pantene
Make Up by Petros Petrohilos using MAC
Nails by Marian Newman

Karlie is wearing silk shirt and wool/silk trousers by
Jonathan Saunders
Patent Leather Belt LK Bennett

At the Olympic Closing Ceremony,
Pictures of Bowie - Another Thoroughly British Icon -
all his constantly changing images
 were shown on the huge screen
to the soundtrack of 'Fashion'

each Billboard opened to reveal the models themselves 
wearing the actual creations from the British Vogue Shoot.

Take a look at David Bowie's Fashion on YouTube
'we are the goon squad 
and we're coming to town'

then followed the amazing catwalk show by the supermodels
looking like living walking dolls in the incredible golden designs
by our top British Designers Alexander Mcqueen, Erdem, 
Victoria Beckham, Christopher Kane,
Vivienne Westwood, Burberry, Jonathan Saunders 
and of course David Gandy in Paul Smith

Lily Cole, Stella Tenant, Karen Elson, Kate Moss, Lily Donaldson, 
Georgia May Jagger and Jourdan Dunn

The Closing Ceremony is a celebration of the best of London, 
the best of British people, and the best of our music and our culture.  
 The most innovative and iconic fashion designers and models
 in the world are British and so this ceremony would
 have been impossible without them at its heart.”  
Kim Gavin, Creative Director of The Closing Ceremony

"The British Fashion Council is delighted to be supporting
 British Fashion's contribution to The Closing Ceremony.  
 Kim Gavin and his team wanted to showcase the most
 iconic elements of British Fashion Design and, 
together with help from British Vogue and celebrated British photographer, 
Nick Knight, we are delighted to be able to show the very
 best of that iconic talent. 
Nine globally recognised British Supermodels are wearing 
designs by our leading global talents Alexander McQueen,
 Vivienne Westwood, Burberry, Paul Smith, Stephen Jones, 
Victoria Beckham, Jonathan Saunders, Christopher Kane and Erdem.   
We are incredibly proud to be a part of bringing the very best 
of British fashion talent to an audience of over a billion people worldwide."  
Caroline Rush, Chief Executive of The British Fashion Council

The British Fashion Council (BFC) was set up in 1983 
to promote British fashion internationally and
 co-ordinate this promotion through fashion weeks, 
exhibitions and showcasing events. 
The BFC now supports designers beginning at college level 
and extending to talent identification, business support
 and showcasing schemes to help British designer
 businesses develop their profiles and business globally 
and promote British fashion and its influential
 role in Creative Britain and Creative London. 
The BFC Colleges Council offers support 
to students through its MA Scholarship,
 links with industry through Design Competitions 
and Graduate Preview Day.
 Talent identification and business support schemes include 
the BFC/Elle Talent Launch Pad; 
BFC Fash/On Film sponsored by River Island;
 BFC Rock Vault sponsored by International Palladium Board; 
BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund; Estethica; 
Fashion Forward sponsored by eBay Fashion 
and the Mayor of London; 
NEWGEN sponsored by Topshop and NEWGEN MEN sponsored by Topman.  
Showcasing initiatives include London Fashion Week,
 LONDON showROOMS, the BFC/Bazaar Fashion Arts Foundation 
and the annual celebration of excellence in the fashion industry, 
The British Fashion Awards.

Until next time J Xx


  1. Gorgeous dresses! I luv jourdan dunn

  2. I adore David Gandy--and he looked amazing with those gorgeous ladies!

  3. you are right - the whole show was fab!! J Xx