As if we haven’t had enough Olympic news, I have to share the amazing fashion highlights (and lowlights) at the Olympics closing ceremony. My childhood dream came true by seeing the Spice girls once more preform all together, and my fashion heart pounded a bit faster by seeing the worlds top SSSSupermodels (with CAPTIAL “S”) walking down the catwalk. Even though “cat-walking” isn’t an official Olympic sport, we can’t complain seeing the best of the best posers amusing the crowd in British designer wear. “Team supermodel” was represented by Naomi Campbell, the bones of Kate moss, Lily Cole, Lily Donaldson, Georgia May Jagger, Stella Tennant, male model David Gandy, and Jourdan Dunn in a towering Stephen Jones 21-feather headdress. With way less effort than the Olympics participants they managed to make some jaws drop with their performance. Even as my “back in the days obsession”, the Spice Girls showed that they still have some spice in their performance. They entered the stage in Pimped up Hackney cabs and outfits inspired on their Spice girl persona.. Which I think wasn’t the best decision.. Emma Button (baby spice) looked like she bought her pink mini dress last minute at the Carrefour fashion section, Geri Halliwell had the need to wear a plastic tiara, and I honestly can not even come up with a comment strong enough to explain what the @#!? melani C (sporty Spice) was wearing.. Bless her soul. Certainly they have not received any advice from Fashion Queen B(eckam) who was wearing a Giles Deacon strapless gown, obviously black, with tiers, ruffles and gold embroidery. The dress was custom made for the event, but was inspired by the designer’s Fall 2012 collection.
The legendary Tennant looked nonchalantly cool in a gold Swarovski crystal mesh suit designed by Christopher Kane, teamed with a spikey hairdo
Naomi Campbell in an Alexander McQueen gold beaded gown. Her metal-embroidered dress featured a flowing shimmering train and was topped off with a gold leaf hair accessory and McQueen wedges. Talk about the Queen of the Catwalk!
Walkin that walk, down the cat walk..
LD looked like a glitzy princess in gold-embroidered ballgown from Vivienne Westwood’s Gold Label. The baroque pattern was inspired by 17th Century English Royalty, particularly the court of King Charles II, and Dame Viv created the concoction especially for the occasion. The stiff organza tulle number was inspired by the designer’s favourite dress from the Gold Label’s Autumn / Winter 2012 collection.
‘The corset is based on a 17th Century style corset but is oversized at the neckline which modernises it and shows the décolletage beautifully,’ Lady Westwood said. ‘I call this style the Stature of Liberty corset. I love the way the gold lace is transparent at the bottom.
Lily’s leaf-festooned cocktail dress came courtesy of Erdem with layers of lace making it super-feminine. Also: how hot are those gold Charlotte Olympia ankle-strap pumps?
Kate Moss dressed in a mermaid-like Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen stunner encrusted in gold paillettes and cheekbones covered in one millimeter of skin
Lovely posers on stage – Stella Tennant, Kate Moss, Karen Elson and Lily Cole.
Victoria Beckham didn’t only appear on stage with the Spice Girls, the designer’s creation was represented by the youngest of the troop. GMJ’s gold-metal cocktail dress was fun and flirty and teamed with Giuseppe Zanotti heels.
Hot shot David Gandy was dressed in Paul Smith. Jourdan caught everyone’s eye thanks to a fabulous gold-feather headdress created by the genius Stephen Jones. The hat was inspired by the amazing headdresses of Papua, New Guinea. The large turkey feathers where dipped in resin and then metal plated for a spectacular effect. She teamed it with a Jonathan Saunders gold-and-white leather dress and mega heels.
Melanie Brown, Scary spice shined in an embellished cat suit by Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad, with gold detailing. The suit was nude and skin tight with intricate gold detailing paired with her signature “Scary Spice” afro. I think she absolutely looks fab!
Posh spice Beckham wore a show-stopping black mullet gown by British designer Giles Deacon, cut with a long train in the back and a short hem in the front. She paired the custom-made dress, spattered with gold beading and torn fabric, with sky-high black Christian Louboutin pumps, naturally.
For the reunion of the season, Chisholm didn’t hesitate to leave her track suit at home. The piece is designed by JD Sports. The jumpsuit has side split pants and a silver waistband, pared to be matchy matchy with her silver wedged trainers. How lovely :-)
Halliwell ditched her infamous Union Jack dress for a strapless red mini dress designed by Suzanne Neville. The skirt had a peplum flair with Union Jack flag ruffled on the back. Halliwell paired the dress with a Olympic-inspired golden tiara designed by Halo & Co. and Isabel Marant gold “Dicker” ankle boots.
Bunton wore her signature pink color. The dress by Maggie Cook has sequined architectural shoulders. Her blonde locks were glossy, shining almost as much as her silver glitter peep-toe pumps. Barby, you better watch Ken, cuz Baby spice is back! Well.. at least for one night..
Spicegirls on the Pimped Hackney Cabs
But what I loved most of all in this whole Spice Girls performance is VIctoria’s talented Robot supermodel impersonation. She might have cracked a smile but she was too cool for the moves. Throughout the whole show she was parading and posing around on her runway instead of swinging the little fat she has on her fashionable bones. But but she’s right, if you cant dance, at least show us something else your good at ;-) Thanks Becks!