There’s gold in them thar hills or, in the case of Burberry, in thegreen expanse of Hyde Park — where the brand staged a show with plentyof shine. Christopher Bailey’s collection had a youthful feel, withsilhouettes and accessories that had a whiff of the early Sixties.

Indeed, Bailey called the show “Trench Kisses: A Collection of Classicsand Christine Keeler,” referring to the infamous model and showgirl whonearly brought down the British government in the 1963 Profumo affair.The designer channeled the demure dress of the period, with knee-lengthskirts, some crafted from translucent rubber, and kitten-wedge heels inanimal prints, accented with gold buckles at the front. Chic, slightlyboxy mink and calfskin coats came in zebra, giraffe or leopard prints,while some trenches boasted translucent rubber details. One dark redcoat had gold bar embellishments at the front and back, while anotherwas dotted with shiny grommets around the bottom. Bailey also played hishand with a heart motif that made its debut at his men’s collectionlast month in Milan; here he dotted them all over shirtdresses andblouses and plunked big gold hearts on white dresses for evening.

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