“I am both honoured and humbled to be named a member of the British Empire by Her Majesty The Queen. This award also recognises the incredible team that I work with and it is privilege to be a part of Burberry a great British brand.”
Christopher Bailey, Burberry Chief Creative Officer

London, 4 December 2009 – Christopher Bailey, Burberry Chief Creative Officer, collected his MBE from Buckingham Palace in London.

Christopher was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in Queen Elizabeth II’s Birthday 2009 Honours List in June 2009 for his services to the Fashion Industry.

Earlier this week, Christopher also became an Honorary Patron of Dublin’s Trinity College’s Philosophical Society. The Philosophical Society has been a forum for the discussion of artistic and aesthetic ideas for over three centuries.

The recognitions follow Christopher’s honorary fellowship in 2003 from the Royal College of Art, where he graduated from with an MA in 1994, an honorary doctorate in 2006 from the University of Westminster, where he graduated from with a Bachelor of Arts in 1990 and an honorary doctorate of Science for his contribution to the Arts by the University of Huddersfield in Yorkshire in 2007.

In his role as Chief Creative Officer of Burberry, Christopher Bailey is responsible for the design of all Burberry collections and products, as well as all advertising, corporate art direction, architectural design, multi-media content and overall brand image for Burberry.

Christopher also recently oversaw the design and development of the new 160,000 square foot Burberry Global Headquarters at Horseferry House in London, the newly opened 68,000 square foot Burberry Americas Headquarters at 444 Madison in New York and the new Burberry Headquarters in Ginza, Tokyo in Japan.

In 2008 Christopher Bailey and Burberry Chief Executive Angela Ahrendts, set up the Burberry Foundation committed to dedicating global resources to help young people realise their dreams and achieve their goals and potential through the power of their creativity.

Christopher Bailey was appointed Chief Creative Officer of Burberry in November 2009, a newly created position in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the brand since his appointment at Burberry as Creative Director in May 2001.

Christopher Bailey, 38, is British and was born in Yorkshire.