Christopher Bailey - CEO and CCO of Burberry
Christopher Bailey is a British fashion designer, born in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, in 1971. He is the Chief Creative and Chief Executive officer of Burberry since May 2014 and is responsible for 'creating and delivering the company's global vision and business strategy'.
Christopher Bailey arrives at the Elle Style Awards in London, Britain, February 2015
Bailey graduated from the Royal College of Art, London, with a Master's degree in 1994. Before joining Burberry in May 2001, he was womenswear designer at Donna Karan (1994-1996) and Gucci (1996-2001).
The designer is credited with transforming Burberry, turning it into 'the luxury industry's digital leader'.
Bailey and Angela Ahrendts (former CEO of Burberry) established the Burberry Foundation, dedicated to 'supporting young people, helping them to realise their full potential and thrive in the world they are inheriting', in 2008.
In 2009 Christopher Bailey was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in HM Queen Elizabeth II Birthday 2009 Honors List for Services to the Fashion Industry.
Christopher Bailey arrives at the annual British Fashion Awards, London, Britain, November 2015
Among the Awards, which Bailey has received are:
- Menswear Designer of the Year 2013, British Fashion Awards;
- International Award 2010, Council of Fashion Designers of America;
- Designer of the Year 2009, 2005 British Fashion Awards;
- Menswear Designer of the Year 2008, 2007.
Christopher Bailey (R) and his life partner Simon Woods arrive at the annual British Fashion Awards ceremony,
London, Britain, December 2014
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