By Hannah Moss | August 13, 2012
London 2012 Closes in Style
London 2012 may be over, but one gold medal still has to be awarded. Yes, which team was the most stylish?
The debate has raged ever since the athletes paraded into the Olympic stadium during the opening ceremony. There was a clear style divide between the nations, with the question on everyone’s lips being whether the teams looked better wearing tracksuits or smart, tailored suits? The sartorial spilt couldn’t have been better illustrated than right at the top of the medal table. Team GB seemed to have raided the late Sir Jimmy Saville’s wardrobe and emerged sporting gold lame shell-suits, whilst the USA got a good old dose of preppy style from Ralph Lauren – for an ensemble complete with berets and bobby socks. But which is better?
As it turned out the shiny gold was a good sign of things to come for Team GB. The goldrush ended with a total of 29 gold medals! Whilst over in the US outrage ensued when it was revealed that their uniforms were in fact made in China. Cue a storm in the Twittersphere and a ‘Burn the USA Olympic Uniforms’ Facebook group.
After two great weeks of sport and style on show, what better way to close London 2012 than with a showstopping fashion show!
British fashion had its golden moment at the closing ceremony with supermodels Lily Cole in Erdem, Karen Elson in Burberry, Stella Tennant in Christopher Kane, Kate Moss in Burton for McQueen, Lily Donaldson in Vivienne Westwood, Naomi Campbell in Burton for McQueen, Jourdan Dunn sporting a Jonathan Saunders column dress accessorised with a Stephen Jones feather headdress, and Georgia May Jagger wearing Victoria Beckham (pictured from left-right above).
So, which Olympic looks were your medal winners?