Burberry loves to celebrate homegrown talent in its campaigns, and in time for the holiday season it's rounded up some beloved names — including Elton John, Naomi Campbell, James Corden and Michelle Dockery — to star in a video marking the 15th anniversary of "Billy Elliot," the family favorite film that spawned a successful musical adaption.
The three-minute campaign video was directed by CEO and Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey and will premiere on Tuesday night at the Regent Street store in London at an event hosted by Bailey and John. It will go live on Burberry's website and social media platforms at 2 p.m. ET. [Update: See the video above.]
The holiday video marks the first Burberry campaign for many of its stars, including Elton John, who wrote the music for the "Billy Elliot" stage adaption, as well as actress Julie Walters, who played ballet teacher Mrs. Wilkinson in the film. James Bay, Toby Huntington-Whiteley and Michelle Dockery are also new to the Burberry family in an official capacity, as is George Ezra, who has performed during several runway shows, and James Corden, who closed a show the brand hosted in LA in April. They are joined by Burberry regulars Naomi Campbell, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and 13-year-old Romeo Beckham. Everyone will be wearing Burberry's heritage and seasonal trench coats, cashmere monogrammed scarves, suits and embellished gowns. The brand's baby bucket bag also gets some screen time.
In addition to the video, Mario Testino photographed still images for the holiday campaign starring Campbell, the Huntington-Whiteley siblings, Bay and Beckham alongside lesser-known models in the iconic British Guard uniform. For those itching to get their hands on Burberry holiday collection now, the brand's festive gift collection — featuring everything from bear key chains to scarves to backgammon sets — is available online and in stores starting Monday.
We'll update Tuesday with the full campaign video, but in the meantime check out Testino's campaign images and behind-the-scenes images from the Burberry Festive Film below.