2009 September 23
Burberry Prorsum - London Spring 2010
(LONDON) Christopher Bailey made a triumphant return to the London catwalks Tuesday evening with a star-studded crowd and star-worthy clothing. His show, at the Chelsea College of Art, nodded to Burberry's traditions with lots of belted trenches, but Bailey modernised them with pastels and chic details like a puffed sleeve. We loved his series of draped chiffon tops and dresses (very Gwyneth Paltrow, who sat admiring them in the front row) and especially the mini silk dresses with cap-sleeves in mint green, sky blue and baby pink hues. The finale of sparkling gold and silver coats and dresses made the message crystal clear: Burberry is now a hip label for the 18-25 set. The show ended with silver glitter falling from the lights onto the runway: the perfect LFW finale. Front-rowers like Emma Watson, Mary Kate Olsen, Dev Patel and Freida Pinto, Liv Tyler and Victoria Beckham did their best to distract from the clothing and turn the show into a celebrity stalking opportunity.