Olympics closing ceremony pays tribute to British fashion

(FromL) British model Stella Tennant, British model Lily Cole, British model Karen Elson, British model Kate Moss, British model Naomi Campbell, British model Jourdon Dunn and British model David Gandy perform at the Olympic stadium during the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games in London on August 12, 2012. Rio de Janeiro will host the 2016 Olympic Games. AFP PHOTO/ JEWEL SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages) JEWEL SAMAD

From left, Britishs model Stella Tennant, Lily Cole, Karen Elson, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Jourdon Dunn and David Gandy perform during the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games on Aug. 12, 2012.
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(CBS News) The Olympic stadium briefly became a catwalk on Sunday night, when a tribute to British fashion took place during the closing ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Top models including Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell took part in the segment, all wearing clothes by famed British designers.

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Trucks rolled into the arena carrying billboard-sized posters of the models. The images then fell to reveal the models themselves, all clad in gold, posing and strutting to the sounds of David Bowie's "Fashion."

All the models wore bespoke creations from designers including Alexander McQueen, Erdem, Vivienne Westwood, Christopher Kane and Burberry.

Victoria Beckham received double billing during the closing ceremony - she performed with the Spice Girls, and one of her designs was featured in the fashion segment of the show.

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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