New York City is the quintessential style savvy city - and the Mayor has declared today (Thursday 28 May) "Burberry Day" in the fashion capital. How fab!
The proclamation coincides with the official lighting of the new Burberry sign that will be featured across the iconic Manhattan skyline (on top of the newest Burberry America Headquarters) at 444 Madison Avenue.
The new sign is 50 feet long , 5 feet high, and will be appearing on 3 sides of the building at 400 feet over the city. That is a whole lot of designer signage!
Bloomberg says, “By placing its new headquarters for the Americas in midtown Manhattan and opening new stores here, Burberry is investing in the future of New York City, a worldwide hub for retail and fashion. Through its donation to the Robin Hood Foundation and the new Burberry billboard, one of the world’s great fashion houses is becoming more at home in the world’s greatest city.”
Over 300 guests are expected to attend a Burberry sign lighting party at the Palace hotel in New York tonight - including Orlando Bloom, Chloe Sevigny, Penn Badgley, Molly Sims, Justin Long, and many more!
Style may not save lives, but a few shopping sprees here and there can only help bolster this horrible economy. Buy your Burberry plaids today!