Toast of Tinseltown James Corden is star turn at Burberry’s celebration of Britishness

James Corden (foreground) and Christopher Bailey (rear)
James Corden (foreground) and Christopher Bailey (rear)
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TOAST of Tinseltown James Corden was the star guest at a celebrity-packed event in Los Angeles to celebrate fashion, music and Britishness.

Luxury fashion brand Burberry organised the night at the iconic Griffith Observatory as part of a series of promotional events following the opening of its flagship Rodeo Drive store in Beverly Hills.

James Corden, with Grenadier Guards

James Corden, with Grenadier Guards

The evening was attended by 700 people including models Cara Delevingne and Suki Waterhouse, David, Victoria, Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper Beckham, actress Mila Kunis, Elton John and partner David Furnish, editor Anna Wintour and actors Jason Statham, Jamie Bell, Rose Byrne and Kate Beckinsale.

The evening began with guests entering a specially created English garden through wrought iron Georgian gates, inspired by the Royal Parks of London.

The landscaped garden, filled with British lavender and roses, provided the perfect setting to watch the sun set over the Hollywood Hills. The evening continued as guests took their seats in the custom-built show space to watch the brand’s runway show featuring the Burberry family of models including Naomi Campbell.

The show closed with a collection of exclusive eveningwear, featuring floor-length tulle dresses with cut-out waistcoats and silk thread embroidery for women and slim-fit velvet tuxedos with grosgrain details for men.

Brooklyn, Cruz and Romeo Beckham

Brooklyn, Cruz and Romeo Beckham

The finale featured a surprise runway appearance from Mr Corden, who is enjoying strong reviews in his new role as host of the Late Late Show.

“It was a privilege to be here with so many friends in such a wonderful city and the home of our new Rodeo Drive store,” said Burbery CEO Christopher Bailey, who is from Halifax and, like Mr Corden, is finding a warm welcome in LA, the centre of the world entertainment industry.

Burberry makes its trenchcoats in Castleford and weaves gabardine fabrics in Keighley.

Burberry's new store in Beverly Hills

Burberry's new store in Beverly Hills