Supermodels Moss and Campbell to star in Olympics closing ceremony

Updated: Jun 07, 2012, 14:17 PM IST

London: Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell are to be joined by younger models, including Transformers star Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, to display the best of British fashion, as part of the Olympic closing ceremony.

They will wear classic outfits by top designers such as Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen in a ­spectacular music show at the London stadium on Sunday, August 12.

“Organisers wanted the best of British – and that’s exactly what they’ve got,” the Mirror quoted a source as saying.

“The models were all keen to take part because it will be such a memorable event.

“British style is known around the world for innovation and creativity, so it’s right that it will be celebrated as part of the show – it will look amazing,” the source said.

Moss, 38, and Campbell, 42, were part of the original generation of ­supermodels and lingerie model Rosie, 25, is regularly voted as one of the most ­beautiful women in the world.

The closing ceremony, as London hands over the torch to Rio de Janeiro for 2016, is titled ‘A Symphony of British Music’ and will feature work from classical composer Edward Elgar to pop star Adele.

Kim Gavin, who has been appointed as creative director and choreographer for the ceremony, has promised an extravaganza involving “our most globally successful musicians” as well as rising stars.

Gavin, who also directed the Diana memorial concert in 2007, said it would be “the biggest after-show party – the show being the sport”.

“We want to create a fabulous emotional experience, something that people will remember for years to come. It will be an elegant mash-up of British music,” he added.

Stars rumoured to perform include Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Elton John.

But the gig is for pride rather than megabucks, with performers receiving just 1 pound as payment.