Well, how brilliant was that? The morning after Danny Boyle’s Olympic Opening Ceremony extravaganza and the mood in the UK, and across the world (if the snippets we’ve gleaned from the international press are to be believed) was resoundingly triumphant. Representing the UK from the green and pleasant land of old, through the grime and grease of the industrial revolution, via the Beatles and James Bond and segueing into the present day, Boyle’s ceremony was as idiosyncratic and humourous as we had hoped.
You MAY have spotted that Reiss made a cameo appearance as well; our Rebbecca dress from A/W ’12 was spotted one one of the performers towards the end of the evening’s spectacular show.
A spectacular view of the Olympic rings from Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony. These were the product of the show’s industrial revolution segment.
An aerial view of the stadium at the start of the show.
We were agog when the ACTUAL Queen made her cameo appearance with James Bond. The duo later skydived into the studio – although we’re pretty certain the Queen did use a double for that part of the programme.
And here we are! Rebecca (right) from the Reiss A/W ’12 collection making a cameo appearance, being worn by one of the opening ceremony performers.
Mr. Bean took part in a comical version of ‘Chariots of Fire’, proving to the world just how eccentric the British are.
Dizzee Rascal brought the ceremony into the present day, in front of a mocked-up suburban house.
A moving tribute to lives lost during both world wars and the 7/7 attacks in London, accompanied by a performance of Emilie Sande.
Team GB! Last to enter the stadium, to rapturous applause, were the home nation.
The cauldron – constructed from 204 copper petals- representing each of the competing countries – and lit by seven up and coming athletes, nominated by Olympians.
And here’s Macca! Paul McCartney finished the performance with a rousing rendition of ‘Hey Jude’.
All pictures courtesy of the BBC live feed.