If anyone had any doubt as to who the biggest model on the planet is, they could simply tune into the Olympics closing ceremony to find out. On the world's biggest stage, amongst pop stars and athletes and royals, Kate Moss strode across the Olympic Stadium stage and totally owned it.
The supermodel was joined by several of her top British peers, who comprised the brief yet high-impact fashion portion of Sunday night's closing ceremony. Naomi Campbell, Lily Cole, Lily Donaldson, David Gandy, Karen Elson, Jourdan Dunn, Georgia May Jagger and Stella Tennant -- the U.K.'s biggest stars in the modeling world -- were carried onto the stage on giant floats then did their best stomping model walks from the corners of the Union Jack into center stage to the tune of David Bowie's "Fashion."
They showcased the best of British fashion design, wearing glittering gold threads by Alexander McQueen, Victoria Beckham, Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood's Gold Label, Erdem, Jonathan Saunders, Burberry and Christopher Kane.
They also inspired a bit of criticism by the less fashion-loving viewers taking in the show. "Kate Moss! Who represents the Olympic ideals of not doing drugs, or smoking, and achieving lots. Work with me here," tweeted Charles Arthur of the Guardian. "I suspect Kate Moss might fail her drugs test later. #closingceremony" chimed in Piers Morgan. (Piers has never been a big Kate fan.) Admittedly, we had our own HuffPost Style staff debate going as to whether Moss did look a tad drunk...
Another critique of the show concerned the soundtrack: while the music choice of David Bowie certainly worked well for the fashion-centric segment, some of us wondered why the models didn't walk out to George Michael's "Freedom," famous for its legendary model-filled music video and a centerpiece of the closing ceremony.
But the much-anticipated fashion show, however brief, generally won widespread praise. Vogue UK's fashion director, Lucinda Chambers, avoided any wardrobe malfunctions with her flawless styling and the crowd of 80,000 cheered Kate and her pals with tons of applause.
We contributed by squealing uncontrollably from the comfort of our couches.
Check out the model extravaganza in the photos below! Did you like the Closing Ceremony "fashion show"?