To describe last night’s Burberry’s event in Los Angeles is nearly beyond words—the iconic British fashion house set out to bring London to LA and did just that in what was a true spectacle and celebration of the brand’s heritage. The iconic Los Angeles landmark Griffith Observatory was transformed to host the English-themed evening, which flowed from an elegant, pre-show garden party to epic runway show (Naomi Campbell walked, enough said) followed by a champagne-filled, moonlit after-party, all set against the beautiful backdrop of the City of Angels. Here, follow Team Zoe and our Editor-in-Chief Rachel Zoe through the evening to get a glimpse of what it was like inside the event’s wrought iron gates.
After entering through magnificent wrought iron gates, a string quartet set the perfect tune for the pre-show garden party, where guests enjoyed the sunset views.
The beautifully architected venue, custom-built exclusively for the runway show, looked spectacular with the Observatory building nestled in the background.
We might be a little biased, but we think Rachel and Rodger were the best-dressed couple of the evening.
Just a sliver of the star-studded front row—A-list stars including Suki Waterhouse, Cara Delevingne and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley lined the benches. Other attendees included the Beckham family, Elton John, Anna Wintour, Mario Testino and more.
The fringed cape of our dreams—just one of the standout creations from Burberry's Fall 2015 collection that came down the runway.
A set of musical acts performed live tracks as models walked the runway. Here, Benjamin Clementine performs his ballad "London." Additional artists included George Ezra, Tom Odell and Clare Maguire.
The finale was commandeered by a string of First Battalion Grenadier Guards, performing with drums and flutes, who led models down the catwalk and out into lawn in front of the Observatory.
As guests exited the show and made their way outside, a grandiose projection of the guards sprawled across the outside of the Observatory.
Rachel caught a snap with just two of the several guards who perused the after-party—off-duty, though still in costume.
Brian Atwood love—Italian editor Erica Pelosini and Rachel show off their matching, sky-high platforms in a cute #shoefie.
The calm after the storm—Rachel poses on an empty runway with the lit-up Observatory in the background.