New York Mayor Bloomberg deemed May 28, 2009 as Burberry Day to commemorate the opening of the British brand’s new Madison Avenue American headquarters and the lighting of the 50 ft Burberry logo. The brand also donated $500,000 to the Robin Hood Foundation to help underprivileged New Yorkers.
The weather was also distinctly British, befitting the celebrations. The English rain was appropriate since Burberry is practically synonymous with trench coats. Despite the rain, celebrities came in droves to celebrate – all decked out in Burberry of course. Side note: Alexa Chung & Hilary Rhoda wore the same dress to the event.