FACING FACTS: Could Dev Patel be the next face of Burberry? “Why not?” said the actor from the front row of the Burberry Prorsum show Monday. “If they need a big-eared Indian fellow, then I’m around!” Patel joined Britain’s First Lady Samantha Cameron, Harvey Weinstein, Mario Testino, Andy Murray, Harry Styles, Jeremy Irvine, Dita Von Teese and Alice Eve at the show on Monday.
Weinstein is in the U.K. working on his new musical version of “Finding Neverland,” which opens this weekend, while Testino zipped to London from Capri, where he’s shooting the Light Blue ad campaign for Dolce & Gabbana in Capri.
Irvine, whose latest film “Now Is Good” with Dakota Fanning comes out later this week, joined Patel in the department of self-deprecation.
Asked whether he’d be interested in being a face, he said: “I don’t think I’ll be a Burberry boy, as I’m very fashion illiterate.”
But he wasn’t the only one at the show who can’t read the fashion signs. Before the show, U.S. Open champion Murray scuttled away from a WWD reporter, propelling his girlfriend Kim Sears in front of him and muttering: “I don’t know very much about fashion.”