All the celebrities at Burberry’s British takeover last night in Los Angeles

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Is California becoming the hottest spot for fashion? Tom Ford showed his Fall 2015 collection back in February, Nicholas Ghesquière is set to show Louis Vuitton’s Resort collection in Palm Springs. And with last night’s Burberry bash rounding off the bunch in Los Angeles, we think so.

Celebrating the opening of the designer brand’s new four-story flagship on Rodeo Drive, Christopher Bailey took over the famed Griffith Observatory (Rebel Without A Cause, anyone?) and threw one helluva fête, a garden party and runway show included. Hosting 700 guests, the fashion show featured the Fall 2015 collection with new looks exclusively added for the occasion.

“It took a lot of work and discussion,” Bailey said post show, “but we really wanted to bring a little bit of London to L.A. and so to be able to have them here in Los Angeles is very special for us.”

Now, a fashion show is not complete without a bevy of VIP guests sitting pretty in the front row. Besides the usual suspects like Cara Delevingne, Suki Waterhouse and campaign stars Jourdan Dunn and Naomi Campbell, January Jones, Rose Byrne and Mila Kunis were all dressed in Burberry’s hottest pieces. And repping both London and L.A. was no other than the beautiful Beckham posse.

The Burberry show is always a spectacle, but we’ve never seen quite anything like this before. Aside from the fact that guests were greeted with American and British flags lining the driveway and a light show upon entering the observatory that shone bright in blue and pink-orange ombre hues, the Queen’s very own royal Horse Guards (!) were present to lead the models down for the final march of the night. Talk about connections. And it was also no surprise to see James Corden, the host of The Late Late Show walking the runway as well. Having gotten runway tips from Campbell, the supermodel herself, the night before, Corden closed the show in his own comedic fashion with a hint of Zoolander flair may we add.

Now with Cruise/Resort collections rolling out soon at destination locations, we can’t wait to see what tricks Karl Lagerfeld, Raf Simons and Nicholas Ghesquière have up their sleeves. Because let’s just say after last night’s marvel with Bailey at the helm of it all, they have big things to follow.