7 of Christopher Bailey’s Best Shoes From His Burberry Years

For more than 16 years, Christopher Bailey’s name has been synonymous with Burberry, but the designer already has one (well-heeled) foot out the door. The president and chief creative officer just announced he is leaving the British luxury goods company in March 2018 after holding one of the longest-running posts in the industry. It was also one of the most extensive creative roles, as Bailey held the positions of both chief creative and CEO from 2014 until last year, when Marco Gobbetti took leadership of the London-based brand.
“Christopher will remain president and chief creative officer until March 31, 2018, when he will step down from the board. He will provide his full support to chief executive officer Marco Gobbetti and the team on the transition until Dec. 31, 2018,” the company said in a statement.
Regardless of his myriad responsibilities at the company, Bailey remained highly creative with the brand’s collections throughout his tenure. From the embellishment-heavy Prorsum line (which the brand dropped in 2015 to consolidate lines) to custom pieces for special events like the NFL’s London games, Bailey made his mark on shoes, bags and other accessories, often finding ways to cleverly incorporate Burberry’s signature check. Herewith, seven of

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