Burberry sign across ManhattanBurberry Chief Executive Angela Ahrendts and Burberry Creative Director Christopher Bailey hosted an event to celebrate the lighting of the Burberry sign across Manhattan.

Over 300 guests gathered to watch the fifty foot long Burberry logos on top of the new Burberry Americas Headquarters at 444 Madison Avenue being lit for the first time, including Expected guests include: ANGELA AHRENDTS, CHRISTOPHER BAILEY, ORLANDO BLOOM, CLAIRE DANES, HUGH DANCY, BLAKE LIVELY, PENN BADGLEY, ROSE MCGOWAN, CARLA GUGINO, MOLLY SIMS, HELENA CHRISTENSEN, JAMIE BURKE, TARA SUBKOFF, DEREK BLASKBERG, ALEXA CHUNG, LILY DONALDSON, KELLY KLEIN, DARREN ARONOFSKY, AMY SACCO, SEAN AVERY, BRENDAN SHANAHAN, NICO STAI, AARON YOROS, JUSTIN LONG all of whom wore Burberry.

Burberry sign across Manhattan

Music at the event was provided by British TV presenter Alexa Chung who played a DJ set as well as British band One Night Only who played a live set.

Canapés and drinks had a British theme.

The event coincided with today being declared Burberry Day in New York by the City’s Mayor Bloomberg.

Burberry also announced today that a $500,000 commitment to the Robin Hood Foundation to support public education and job training in New York City is being made by The Burberry Foundation.

Burberry sign across Manhattan

To further celebrate Burberry Day, 20% of all purchases which were made today in Burberry New York stores at 57th Street and Spring Street in SoHo will be donated to The Burberry Foundation.Burberry sign across Manhattan