Kate Moss leads supermodels in Olympics end
Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell are some of the big fashion industry names set to take to the stage for the London Olympics closing ceremony.
While the show's organisers are keen to keep the plans under tight wraps, leaked documents reported in the UK press have announced that supermodel Kate will lead a tribute to British fashion.
The 38-year-old south Londoner will make her way on a huge catwalk alongside fellow supers Naomi, Stella Tennant, Lily Cole and Georgia May Jagger for the August 12 extravaganza.
Famed British couturiers including Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen's Sarah Burton and Stella McCartney—who designed the Team GB kits—are set to dress the models, who will take to the runway to David Bowie's classic hits Fashion and Rebel Rebel.
While the spectacle isn't guaranteed—a London 2012 spokesperson stressed the list of performers could change and told The Daily Mail "we won't comment"—the news certainly gives fashionistas a reason to tune in.
There's yet more good news for fashion fans: Victoria's Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio is the latest supermodel attached to the closing of the games.
While all eyes are currently on London, host of the 2016 Summer Games Rio de Janeiro is sending one of its best-known ambassadors to the UK capital to participate in the handover of the Olympic Flag to Brazil.
According to Britain's The Telegraph, Alessandra's modelling agency Models 1 has confirmed the 31-year-old will be present to represent the Rio 2016 Games.
Meanwhile, catwalkqueen.tv reports on rumours in the blogosphere that the model will wear a costume created by Brazilian creator Jum Nakao—famed for making dresses from delicately cut white paper.
Other big names linked to the closing ceremony include Queen, Take That, The Who, George Michael and Annie Lennox.
Published: 24th July 2012