VIEW FROM THE GARDEN: “It was un-be-lievable,” said Sienna Miller, who was part of a front-row lineup at Burberry’s show in Kensington Gardens that included Gemma Arterton, Kanye West, Ellie Goulding, Ben Kingsley, Luke and Harry Treadaway, Andy Murray, and Britain’s First Lady Samantha Cameron. “I loved the parkas, the knitted leather sleeves, the raffia fringing,” Miller enthused.
Arterton had weather on her mind. “I’m glad it’s not too hot today — can you imagine, we’d melt in this plastic tent,” she said. “Everyone is wearing leather and tweed, so I’m grateful the good old English weather came through.” The bubbly Arterton is headed to Dublin next week to begin filming “Byzantium,” directed by Neil Jordan. “I’m playing Saoirse Ronan’s mum, would you believe? That makes me feel old.”
Lily Donaldson, who was seated nearby, was feeling quite sprightly. “I’m finally out and about again after three months of mending a broken leg from a horse riding accident,” she said. “No heels for me.” Julia Restoin Roitfeld was sharing some of her innermost thoughts. “I’m mostly excited about the lingerie collection I’m working on,” she said before the show. “I have a really great lingerie collection, but it’s not for my boyfriend — he doesn’t care — it’s for myself. Next to shoes, it’s my favorite luxury.”