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VIDEO: Burberry unveils autumn ad campaign

Luxury British heritage brand Burberry has unveiled its 1960s-inspired advertising campaign for autumn 11.

The campaign has been photographed by Mario Testino and the campaign will introduce new cast members and themes each month throughout the season. For June the adverts will feature models including Amber Anderson, Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn.

The campaign features both full length and portrait shots inspired by the brand’s 1960s ad campaign. Available from this month the campaign will be seen across Burberry.com, Facebook, You Tube and Twitter.

Burberry chief creative officer Christopher Bailey said: “‘I was inspired by iconic British portraits and our own archive campaigns from the late 1960s of Jean Shrimpton using her trench coat to shelter herself from the poetic and romantic British weather. We wanted to create a group of portraits celebrating British actors, musicians and models.”

Meanwhile a group of directors chose to defer receipt of their bonus for the year ended March 31 and to invest it in ordinary shares in the company. Chief executive Angela Ahrendts acquired 71,558 shares and chief financial officer Stacey Cartwright acquired 31,171.

Additionally some directors this month received shares following the exercise of options or vesting of awards from 2008. Ahrendts sold the 416,086 shares she received and Cartwright sold 185,036 shares.

Angela Ahrendts also sold 135,434 shares on June 7 at a price of 1318.24 pence per share.

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