Exciting news, you guys! The new Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2012 campaign has just landed – and who are Christopher Bailey's latest muses? None other than Eddie Redmayne and Cara Delevingne.
It's no secret that the enviably-browed Cara has slotted seamlessly into the Burberry fold. She first appeared in the S/S'11 campaign, followed by those Burberry Beauty ads, and has opened several of the brand's London Fashion Week catwalk shows, including the latest for S/S'12.
As for Eddie, it may come as a surprise to hear he’s already in Bailey's crew too. Remember the S/S'08 campaign when Agyness Deyn was jumping about with a hot male? Yep, that's our Eddie. Four years later and we're very pleased to see him reinstated as the quintessential Burberry hero, wrapped in a parka and holding a cuppa tea. What more could you ask for?
‘Christopher wanted something playful from the shoot,’ Eddie reveals, ‘and so Cara and I had a genius couple of days fooling around.’ It sure looks like it, Mr Redmayne! Because although the Brit brand has become famous for showcasing young, homegrown talent, it's not often we see a Burberry couple doing this:
Ooh err. Okay so Jourdan Dunn did get cosy with Sacha M'Baye on Brighton beach for S/S'11 and Emma Watson was draped around George Craig for S/S'10, but it was nothing like these two, getting all steamy on the floor in His 'n' Hers coats! In fact, Cara appears to be wearing nothing but the trademark trench, fox-tastic platform sandals and a saucy stare while Eddie lies beside her. It's enough to get you hot under your Burberry checked collar.
This only serves to heighten Grazia's growing lust for Mr Redmayne who first caught our eye alongside Michelle Williams in 'My Week With Marilyn'. That pout, the frothy hair, those boyish freckles...we swoon. But aside from wooing blonde bombshells, the actor is set to star in a mega film production of 'Les Miserables' while Cara is venturing into acting herself for the latest adaptation of 'Anna Karenina'. So yes, these two are hot stuff for 2012. Nice work, Burbs.
But the question remains: will the pair make like the aforementioned Emma and George by becoming the hot new couple on the fashwan block? If anyone can make it happen, it's Christopher Bailey.