Princess Beatrice, Florence Welch, Holly Valance and The Voices Bo Bruce, all posed in suitably glamorous (British-designed) dresses at The Old Selfridges Hotel which had been transformed into a magnificent exhibition-meets-dining venue.
There were nine collaborative pieces on show each standout in its own way, designed to conjure the spirit of the Olympics, in the broadest sense.
Take Gavin Turk and fashions arch conceptualist Hussein Chalayans The Four Minute Mile in which Turk talks about art while Chalayan hums in accompaniment to a soundtrack of running feet.
Meanwhile, fashions print master Jonathan Saunders together with Jess Flood Paddock produced Life an installation of 200 screen printed plastic sheets that hung from a rail a kind of haute art swinging from hangers.
Tellingly, there was only one actual piece of clothing on display. A dramatic billowing cloak designed by Giles Deacon and his art partner Jeremy Deller, featured a coat of arms print taken from a stained glass window that Deacon described as an Arts and Crafts suit of armour for an athlete.
And the piece that most powerfully captured the triumphant Olympic spirit? Milliner Stephen Jones and Cerith Wyn Evans Celestial Bonnet a swirling five ring light installation, a glowing halo that was the crowning glory of the show.
Britain Creates 2012: Fashion + Art Collusion will be exhibited at the V&A Museum from 6-29 July