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Burberry Photo Exhibit Hits Shanghai

The British brand and Cara Delevingne hosted a party to mark the opening of the latest installment of its "Art of the Trench" exhibition.

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ON DISPLAY: Burberry brought the latest installment of its “Art of the Trench” series of photography exhibitions to Shanghai on Thursday evening.

Cara Delevingne, clad in a white Burberry suit and patent black wedges, hosted the opening party at the newly opened Burberry store in Shanghai’s downtown Huai Hai Road’s K11 Art Mall. 

“It is my first time in Shanghai and, unfortunately, it’s a little too short for my liking, but I love it. I’ve been to Beijing before, but this is so different. Shanghai actually reminds me a bit of New York,” she said.

Delevingne spent her spare time in Shanghai shopping and discovering local brands. Traditional Chinese sneaker brand, Fei Yue (which retail at about $5 per pair), was a particular favorite, and Delevingne snapped up more than 10 pairs in a visit to their tiny, hole-in-the-wall store.

“Also suit trousers and shirts, smart clothes, I am kind of moving into a smarter kind of wardrobe at the moment,” Delevingne said. “They are all quite fitted as well, all of the clothes are really small here, because the people are small, which is amazing for me.”

The exhibition, which runs through Sept. 19, features photographs from Chinese photographer, Trunk Xu who captured 50 of Shanghai’s creative leaders wearing various Burberry trenches, each with a unique twist.