Burberry unveils short film about founder

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Burberry has unveiled its film ‘The Tale of Thomas Burberry’ today, starring Domhnall Gleeson as the man himself alongside Sienna Miller, Dominic West and Lily James.

Shot in England and directed by Asif Kapadia, the award-winning filmmaker behind Amy, the documentary about Amy Winehouse, it charts the development the iconic trench coat and gabardine fabric worn by soldiers in World War One, and Thomas’ connection to polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton (played by West).

Inevitably the cast are decked out in clothes from Burberry’s collections, including of course the trench, dresses, capes and scarves. Viewers of the film can shop their favourite pieces on the Burberry website.


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