Agyness Deyn made her runway comeback at Burberry’s spring/summer 2020 show on Monday.
The British model, who is known for her platinum blonde crop and punk-inspired style, made a surprise appearance at creative director Riccardo Tisci’s latest presentation as part of London Fashion Week. Her last runway gig was in 2015.
Partway through the spectacle, Deyn walked the catwalk in white trousers, a striped shirt, and a classic Burberry trench which was dotted with crystal embellishments.
Speaking to Vogue about the gig, the 36-year-old explained that it felt natural to be back in the Burberry fold, especially as she had worked with former artistic head Christopher Bailey a number of times.
“It just made sense to me,” she told the fashion publication. “I had a very good relationship with the house when it was under Christopher and I feel honoured to walk for Riccardo. I love what he has done with it.”
Deyn had fronted advertisements for Burberry after launching her career in the early 2000s and was the face of the label’s fragrance, The Beat.
However, after many years at the top of the fashion industry, the model announced in 2012 that she was retiring and planned to embark on an acting career. She has since gone on to land roles in films such as 2016’s The White King and 2018’s Her Smell.
For the Burberry presentation, Tisci offered up a mix of outfits influenced by the label’s heritage pieces, sharp separates, tailored suits, and oversized striped hoodies.
Other models to feature in the presentation included Irina Shayk, Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, and Kendall Jenner, who had dyed her signature brunette locks blonde for the event.
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