London delivered its predictable grey drizzle for Burberry's Christopher Bailey's final collection on February 17, 2018, after 17 years with the iconic brand. Vogue's Sarah Mower sat down with Bailey for a poignant talk about his past, present and future. Bailey also spoke with Elizabeth Paton of the NY Times.
Bailey dedicated his final collection to LGBTQ rights, ending his Burberry reign under a rainbow coalition of colored lights and a limited-edition rainbow-coated version of the iconic signature Burberry plaid. Three important charities -- The Trevor Project,The Albert Kennedy Trust, and the ILGA -- dedicated to LGBTQ rights worldwide are beneficiaries of the event.
In a statement to WWD, Bailey explained: “My final collection here at Burberry is dedicated to — and in support of — some of the best and brightest organizations supporting LGBTQ youth around the world. There has never been a more important time to say that in our diversity lies our strength, and our creativity.”