>> Christopher Bailey has been staunchly loyal to Burberry's British roots, casting Brit-born models, singers, and actors in the label's recent ad campaigns. The Fall 2008 duo is no exception. Blue-blooded, Devon-born model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Leeds-bred actor Sam Riley combine for a moody, black-and-white set of Mario Testino-helmed photos, shot in London's Kensington Gardens.
Meanwhile, the much-publicized rumors about a "riff" between Burberry and Agyness Deyn have been put to rest — the model will be featured in Burberry's Fall 2008 fragrance ads for The Beat — and Bailey himself asserted, "Agyness is a huge part of the Burberry family and a personal friend." Just to put the nail on the rumor's coffin, Agyness showed up wearing a Burberry dress to Elton John's White Tie and Tiara Ball yesterday.
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