I’m guessing Robert Plant got a bit of a chuckle from the Olympics’ closing ceremony yesterday, which featured his former bandmate Jimmy Page performing “Whole Lotta Love” with British semi-superstar Leona Lewis in honor of China handing off ownership of the Summer Games to the UK. While Lewis’ Aguilera-like run through the song was decent, if fairly predictable, one commenter on a fake YouTube clip of the event pointed out that “You have to admire the subtle genius of choosing a song about the size of Robert Plant’s dick as the theme for the handover to London 2012.” Although given all the speculation about Michael Phelps this year, maybe the song choice was super-appropriate? Anyway, for the fashion-conscious among you who are wondering just what on earth Lewis is wearing at the outset of the song, I’ve posted a better-resolution shot after the jump.
I was hoping she’d get to move around while wearing that big mess of ruffles–it would have looked like an animatronic wedding cake!–but alas, she was merely standing in a structure that was designed to look like her outfit. Oh honey, Mariah would have absolutely figured out a way to make the skirt walk with her.
Leona Lewis & Jimmy Page. Live. [Dailymotion]