Hollywood stars and pop singers take front row seat at London Fashion Week Burberry show

09:59 19 February 2013

Kate Beckinsale arriving for the Burberry Prorsum Autumn/Winter 2013 Womenswear show at Kensington Gardens. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire

Kate Beckinsale arriving for the Burberry Prorsum Autumn/Winter 2013 Womenswear show at Kensington Gardens. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire

Hollywood stars and pop singers looked on from the front row as British fashion giant Burberry showed at London Fashion Week.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley arriving for the Burberry Prorsum show. Picture: Ian West/PA WireRosie Huntington-Whiteley arriving for the Burberry Prorsum show. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire

The fashion house’s autumn/winter 2013 showcase took place in a custom-built marquee in Kensington Gardens, and featured a performance by this year’s Brit Awards Critics’ Choice winner Tom Odell.

Actresses Kate Beckinsale and Freida Pinto, pop stars Rita Ora and Tinie Tempah, Burberry model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Olympic cyclist Victoria Pendleton and American Vogue editor Anna Wintour turned out to see what was on offer .

The Trench Kisses show featured Burberry’s trademark trench coats splattered with hearts, and dresses with big gold hearts on the shoulder, as well as wet-look coats, animal print, gold belts and collars and rich reds.

Backstage after the show, Christopher Bailey, Burberry’s chief creative officer, said one of the inspirations for the collection, which showed yesterday, was Christine Keeler - the woman at the centre of the Profumo affair.

Singer Tom Odell performs at the Burberry Prorsum catwalk show. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA WireSinger Tom Odell performs at the Burberry Prorsum catwalk show. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

He said: “I’ve been looking at the story of Christine Keeler who was kind of this really fun girl who infiltrated this world of serious politics and spies.

“I kind of felt like there was something we could play with,” he said.

The designer said his show was very much about emotion - a theme that was enhanced by the heart prints on display and the love songs serenading the audience.

He said: “I liked the idea of emotions and love and making people smile.

Vouge Editor Anna Wintour speaks to Les Miserables director Tom Hooper in the front row at the Burberry Prorsum catwalk show. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA WireVouge Editor Anna Wintour speaks to Les Miserables director Tom Hooper in the front row at the Burberry Prorsum catwalk show. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

“I like the idea of wearing your heart on your sleeve so I wanted to put these little heart motifs in the show.”

The surprise of having Odell perform was unveiled when the backdrop to the catwalk opened out to reveal the singer sitting at a piano with a cello and gospel singers.

The designer also spoke about Romeo Beckham - son of David and Victoria - who appears in the latest Burberry advertising posters.

He said: “I’m also his number one fan. He’s the most wonderful little chap. He’s the most beautifully mannered fun guy and such a pleasure to work with.

Downton Abbey actress Michelle Dockery arriving for the Burberry Prorsum show. Picture: Ian West/PA WireDownton Abbey actress Michelle Dockery arriving for the Burberry Prorsum show. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire

“We’ve kind of been playing with the idea of doing something fun together for a while - with his mum - and he’s the nicest chap and we had a lot of fun.

“I hope you feel it in the pictures because we just had the best couple of days together,” he said.

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