Creative director Christopher Bailey is leaving Burberry later this year. Bailey’s final show was a milestone for him and for the company he helped revive. He dedicated his farewell show to organizations that support the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.
“There has never been a more important time to say that in our diversity lies our strength and our creativity,” Bailey said.
The spectacle was part fashion show, part performance art and part laser lighting display. It ended with Bailey walking down the fog-filled runway to a prolonged standing ovation from a crowd that included Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, Chelsea Clinton and many others famous fans.
Model and actress Cara Delevingne made a now-rare catwalk appearance for Bailey and the Burberry brand. She closed the show wearing a regal, rainbow-themed outfit and leading the other models through the finale, which was set off by a spectacular laser show.
The show featured many references to the familiar Burberry check, which was worked into a number of jackets, caps and tops, along with some gorgeous gowns and stylish bomber jackets.