Orlando Bloom was the special guest at New York’s Burberry party. Bloom was personally invited to the glamorous event at the city’s Palace Hotel rooftop by the British fashion house’s creative director Christopher Bailey. Orlando - who arrived with girlfriend Miranda Kerr - said: “I wouldn’t have missed it.”
The British star was also seen chatting to Clare Danes and Hugh Dancy at the bash, which celebrated the unveiling of a set of new Burberry lights on top of the fashion label’s new US headquarters on Madison Avenue. Hugh praised Christopher’s skills as a host, adding he would never be able to organise such a successful event. He said: “I’m a great guest, but as a host, I would suck!”
Other people at the bash included model Molly Simms, ‘Gossip Girl’ star Blake Lively and Justin Long. Last Thursday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared New York Burberry Day to celebrate the new store. Christopher said: “We are all so excited about Madison Avenue. It’s such an iconic building which we feel is the perfect new home for Burberry in America and will be another huge chapter in our rich history. “The aesthetic mirrors our new global headquarters in London and really emphasises to our American consumer the modern expression of the brand - a balance of what we have always stood for, what we represent today and where we are going.”
Katie Price will make her catwalk debut at the Clothes Show London.
The former glamour model, who goes by the stage name Jordan, will take to the runway next Friday to showcase clothing from her equestrian line KP Collection at the fashion event at the city’s ExCel Centre. Model Erin O’Connor and presenter George Lamb will open the event and host the 2,500-seat fashion theater on the Friday and Saturday, while Nicky Hambleton-Jones, who used to host British makeover TV show 10 Years Younger, will host the theatre on the Sunday, as well as offering expert advice and opinion in the Style Lounge. Andrew Collinge, Errol Douglas and Lee Stafford will be among the celebrity hairdressers showing off their skills and Lisa Snowdon will be among presenters of the Clothes Show Style awards.
Meanwhile, it has been revealed Katie’s perfume is the worst-selling celebrity scent on a beauty website. Her fragrance, Stunning, accounted for just 0.37 percent of Feel Unique’s sales over the past 12 months - a stark contrast to the 34 per cent of sales generated by Britney Spears’ perfume collections. Sarah Jessica Parker and the late Jade Goody brought in 16 and 14 per cent of sales respectively. Beauty manager Siobhan McDermott said: “It’s interesting to see Britney is currently enjoying the sweet smell of success whereas Katie is struggling to kick up a stink.”
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