It is pouring with rain in Kensington Gardens as designer-clad stars emerge from limousines and dash into the gleaming glass marquee where the Burberry Prorsum show is about to begin.
Inside though, it felt like the brightest of summer days as the British design house showed its SS14 collection to a full – and star-studded - house.
With Sienna Miller, Harry Styles, Naomi Harris, Suki Waterhouse and Paloma Faith watching from the front row.
The "English Rose" collection for Spring / Summer 2014 has Bailey betting that the Burberry girl will be wearing macramé lace and yielding Scottish cashmere next season, along with raw silk, felted Merino wool and soft suede.
The palette was gentle and pretty, focusing on rose pinks, lavenders, dusky mauve, mint, faun and pale lemon. The silhouette was classic Christopher Bailey, with coat dresses, wraps and pencil skirts predominating. And to keep the sun out of her eyes, the Burberry girl will be wearing white framed, petal-shaped dark glasses next spring.
The whole show was beautiful and spell-bounding.