Critics slam 'anorexic' models walking the ramp at Olympic Closing Ceremony
Sydney, August 13 (ANI): As supermodels strode the Olympic closing ceremony catwalk in some of UK's top designers' creations, not everybody approved of the models included in it.
From role models to supermodels, Kate Moss, the undisputed queen of the home catwalk was joined by Naomi Campbell, Lily Cole, Lily Donaldson, Karen Elson, Jourdan Dunn, Stella Tennant and Georgia May Jagger to give the rapturous crowd a glimpse of British fashion.
Striding to glam rock - in the form of David Bowie's Fashion, the nine-strong team delivered a dose of high-octane gloss to the proceedings and took the Midas-touched gold bounty theme to the extreme, wearing gowns shimmering with the metallic hue of gold, gold and more gold.
The artistic move, which was styled by Vogue UK's fashion director, Lucinda Chambers, didn't seem to match everyone's taste.
Twitter soon exploded with critics who deemed the inclusion of some of the fast-living models to be totally out-of-kilter with the spirit of the Games.
Moss' 2005 drug-scandal debacle, during which the model's alleged cocaine habit made headlines internationally, left an open goal for many of the micro-blogging site's users.
"I suspect Kate Moss might fail her drugs test later," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Piers Morgan as writing.
"Ah yes, Kate Moss, coke sniffing smackheads at the #closingceremony, they sure know how to inspire a generation. Great role models here," @SinbadBrookie tweeted.
"A fortnight of celebrating drug free, hard working role models. The #closingceremony is being, lets say, slightly less picky," @MartinSLewis tweeted.
The Guardian's Charles Arthur agreed.
"Kate Moss! Who represents the Olympic ideals of not doing drugs, or smoking, and achieving lots. Work with me here," he tweeted.
Drugs were not the only target, with many pointing out that the body image issues that are so closely tied to the so-called glamorous world of modelling are a world away from the healthy athletic role-models seen over the past fortnight in London.
"We'e celebrating anorexic women who do nothing but stand and look beautiful. Fashion show. STOOOOOOOOPID," sorts writer @olyphil tweeted.
"Go SuperModels go. Win a medal. Eat," Elliot Almond wrote.
"Sorry why have we got super models in the closing ceremony when we'e had so many REAL women over last two weeks????" sorts journalist @rebeccakesby1 wrote.
"Never mind supermodels. Catherine Grainger, Jess Ennis, Rebecca Adlington, Victoria Pendleton r role models #closingceremony shld highlight," former politician @S_A_Somerville wrote.
"The vacuous and self-obsessed fashion industry there, in stark contrast to the hundreds of amazing people surrounding them," Lauren Rutherford said.
"h yes, too-thin fashion models at #closingceremony. Rather lost out in "wannabee" wars to healthy looking women during #London2012," @DrEvanHarris wrote.
However, despite the backlash the models won massive applause from the 80,000-strong crowd, which was treated to shimmering designs by the country's most famous fashion labels. (ANI)
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