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Olympics closing to be a starry night

Kate Moss, 38, and Naomi Campbell, 42, will be joined by younger models, including Transformers star Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, 25, to display the best of British fashion, as part of the Olympic closing ceremony.

entertainment Updated: Jun 10, 2012 01:31 IST

Kate Moss, 38, and Naomi Campbell, 42, will be joined by younger models, including Transformers star Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, 25, 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,” added the source. 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, the creative director and choreographer for the ceremony, has promised an extravaganza involving globally successful musicians as well as rising stars. “We want to create a fabulous emotional experience that people will remember for years to come. It’ll be an elegant mash-up of British music,” he said. Stars rumoured to perform include Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Elton John. The gig is for pride,a and performers will receive just 1 pound as payment.