From left to right, Jeremy Irvine, Clemence Poesy, Eddie Redmayne, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Mario Testino & Kate Bosworth.
While Marc Jacobs laid claim to Oliver, Christopher Bailey set his sights on Eliza Doolittle. There was something childish about Burberry Prorsum’s fall collection, called Town and Country. Bow belts nipped in the waists of ruffled velvet skirts over t-shirts and sweaters sketched with owls. Floral dresses in fall colors like orange, purple and burgundy had peplums, a silhouette matched by the over-sized pockets on waxed and cordurouy jackets and coat dresses. There was plenty of tweed and houndstooth, but also studded gloves and python bags (many of which were topped off with fox head fasteners) for the brand’s newly signature rock n’ roll edge.
After Cara Delevigne made the final exit (no Karlie Kloss in sight), the music stopped and rain poured down on the tent, which sat in the middle of the otherwise sunny Kensington Square Gardens. Inside, confetti fell, to the delight of the star-heavy front row, and the models marched out with massive umbrellas. Yes, it was hard to keep one’s eye on the clothes when Eddie Redmayne glowed in the front row, but if anyone can capture an audience, it’s Bailey.