London goes to LA as the British luxury brand Burberry celebrated with London in Los Angeles event at the iconic landmark Griffith Observatory.Hosted by Burberry’s Chief Creative and Chief Executive Officer Christopher Bailey, the intensely fashionable event was attended by over 700 guests from around the world including A-listers like Cara Delevingne, Suki Waterhouse, Beckham family, Mila Kunis, Tang Wei, Elton John, David Furnish, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jason Statham, January Jones, Anna Wintour, Mario Testino, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Kevin Systrom, Jamie Bell, Rose Byrne, Jamie King, Kate Beckinsale, Matt Bellamy, Kiernan Shipka, James Corden and more. The glamorous evening kick-started with guests entering a specially created English garden through wrought iron Georgian gates, inspired by the Royal Parks of London. The landscaped garden, filled with British lavender and roses, provided the perfect setting to watch the sun set over the Hollywood Hills. Momentum picked up in style with the brand’s runway show featuring the renowned Burberry models including Naomi Campbell, Jourdan Dunn, Sam Rollinson along with others showcasing the Burberry Autumn/Winter 2015 women’s and men’s collections.
The show closed with a collection of exclusive eveningwear, featuring floor-length tulle dresses with cut-out waistcoats and silk thread embroidery for women and slim-fit velvet tuxedos with grosgrain details for men. The finale featured a surprise runway appearance from British film and television star James Corden. British Burberry music acts George Ezra, Tom Odell, Clare Maguire and Benjamin Clementine performed live tracks during the show. More entertainment rolled in towards the end of the show as the First Battalion Grenadier Guards entered the space, which opened up to reveal the iconic Griffith Observatory. The nineteen guards, performing with drums and flutes, led the models and guests outside on an extended runway, leaving the backdrop of the London skyline behind them.The façade of the Observatory played canvas to giant digital projections of the guards and the British and American flags. Burberry’s London in Los Angeles is the latest in a series of activities that have taken place in Los Angeles since the opening of the Rodeo Drive flagship.
To delight shoppers, the LA runway exclusive eveningwear collection for men and women, inspired by British weather and Californian icons, will be available in limited edition at the Burberry Beverly Hills flagship on Rodeo Drive by appointment from Friday 17 April.
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