Sir Elton John And Company Jump For Joy In New Burberry Film

by Harvey Pinestein

We present Burberry's latest campaign, in video form, with love, because we've always wanted to jump on a bed with Sir Elton John

In the “Burberry Festive Film”—part of the their 2015 Festive campaign—the luxury fashion brand pays tribute to BAFTA-winning British film Billy Elliot.

Elton John in the Burberry Festive Film Behind The Scenes, shot by Burberry

Apparently, time flies when you're jumping on beds; the inspiringly flamboyant film Billy Elliott turns 15 this year. Inspired by the protag's victorious transformation from coal miner to ballet champion, Burberry cast their film with no shortage of talent: Sir Elton John, Julie Walters, Romeo Beckham, James Bay, George Ezra, Michelle Dockery, James Corden, Naomi Campbell and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley each take turns vertically gamboling before a glittery gold background.

Naomi Campbell in the Burberry Festive Campaign shot by Mario Testino

Look close: each celebrated Brit wears a Burberry Giant Iconic Metallic Scarf, in either Camel or Dark Red, with their initials lovingly embroidered.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and James Bay in the Burberry Festive Campaign shot by Mario Testino

Of note, Burberry's three-minute film secured ‘Cosmic Dancer’ by T Rex for the soundtrack. Of course, the track features prominently in Billy Elliott's opening sequence, but remains a great play in nearly every context.

Romeo Beckham in the Burberry Festive Campaign shot by Mario Testino

And, speaking of celebs jumping up and down, here's a selection of Philippe Halsman celebrity portraits in gravity-defying .gif form.