Burberry + Cara Delevingne + Matt Smith + Pet Shop Boys = Christmas

Burberry + Cara Delevingne + Matt Smith + Pet Shop Boys = Christmas

Brit model/actress and actor pair up for an 80’s themed Holidays campaign with lots of woolly jumpers…

Cara Delevingne and British actor Matt Smith star in a new campaign for Burberry, captured by renowned photographer Alasdair McLellan. Cara has been working with the house since 2010, while this accounts for Smith’s initial project with Burberry and first-ever fashion campaign.


For Holiday 2017, Burberry went a little lo-fi, tapping campaign photographer Alasdair McLellan to shoot this very ’80s short starring house favorite Cara Delevingne and British actor Matt Smith. It opens with Delevingne singing “Always on My Mind” before segueing into the Pet Shop Boys cover of the song. Shot in black and white, Delevingne and Smith are both buttoned up — him in a suit with slicked back hair, she in a clear trench with an oversize crystal earring — and distant at first.

But then the video changes to VHS-style color, and the two play with plenty of Burberry staples, like classic trench coats and cashmere scarves, all rendered in the iconic Burberry check that dominated the September 2017 runway. It’s enough to make you want to buy a pair of fair isle fingerless gloves and break out your favorite ’80s record while you decorate for the holidays. –


The campaign is a celebration of the British character and charm of Burberry’s new collection, which is available now.

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