Christopher Bailey Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Net Worth, Burberry, Work

Christopher Bailey Biography

Christopher Bailey CBE is a British fashion designer who served as Burberry’s president and chief creative officer. Following the departure of former CEO Angela Ahrendts, he was appointed chief creative officer and president in May 2014. Riccardo Tisci took over as chief creative officer in February 2018.


How old is Christopher Bailey? – Age

He is 51 years old as of 11 May 2022. He was born in 1971 in Halifax, United Kingdom. His real name is Christopher Paul Bailey.

Christopher Bailey Family

He was born as the son of a carpenter and a Marks and Spencer window dresser. In 1994, he received a master’s degree from the Royal College of Art, where he was later awarded an honorary fellowship in 2004 and an honorary doctorate degree in 2013.

Christopher Bailey Wife

He met and began dating Geert Cloet, the Miu Miu brand designer. He divided his time between Milan and England. Cloet and Bailey relocated to Yorkshire after Cloet was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2004. Cloet died the following year. Bailey has been dating British actor Simon Woods since 2009, and the couple married in 2012. Iris and Nell are their two daughters. Bailey became the first openly gay executive in the FTSE 100 in May 2014.

Christopher Bailey Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $67 Million.

Christopher Bailey Burberry – Career

From 1994 to 1996, he was the womenswear designer at Donna Karan, and from 1996 to 2001, he was the senior designer of womenswear at Gucci in Milan. He joined Burberry as design director in May 2001, then as creative director in 2004, and chief creative officer in November 2009.

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Christopher Bailey Photo

Bailey and Angela Ahrendts founded the Burberry Foundation in 2008, with the goal of helping young people realize their dreams and potential through the power of their creativity. The Burberry Foundation invests in select charities that support young people in key cities in regions where the majority of Burberry employees live and work and where they can volunteer. Bailey was named Burberry’s new CEO on October 15, 2013, following Angela Ahrendts’ departure to Apple in mid-2014. Bailey was appointed chief creative officer and CEO on May 1, 2014.

Bailey is credited with turning the company’s fortunes around, transforming it into the luxury industry’s digital leader, and overseeing a redesign of the company’s design. Bailey designed Burberry’s largest store, 121 Regent Street in London, which opened in 2012 as a physical manifestation of the brand’s website. He was also in charge of the design and construction of the 160,000-square-foot (15,000-square-meter) Burberry Global Headquarters at Horseferry House in London, which opened in 2009.

Marco Gobbetti, the CEO of Céline, was named the next CEO of Burberry in July 2016. Gobbetti succeeded Bailey in November 2017, who had previously served as president while also serving as chief creative officer. Bailey was replaced as CEO in July 2017 by Gobbetti. Bailey resigned from the board in March 2018 and left Burberry entirely the following December.