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British Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick, on a short break from shooting the popular show, hosted an event at Barney’s New York in honor of Burberry’s creative director, Christopher Bailey, and the spring Prorsum collection for men.  

Westwick was a good choice for emcee and was happy to support the iconic British Burberry brand, stating: “They’ve always had good things for me, and in recent years we’ve seen it tied in with the rock ‘n’ roll thing, and I really like that.” 

Bailey, who quickly flew into New York City for the event before returning to London, was unfamiliar with the much-hyped CW show. When asked, he revealed that he wasn’t familiar with Gossip Girl since the show doesn’t air in London, but that Barney’s creative director Simon Doonan filled him in. He then added that he’s been very busy shooting all the Burberry campaigns and preparing for the pre-collections.