McQueen Moves Forward With Burton

This week surely has no shortage of news regarding new designers at luxury houses. We had Giles to Ungaro and then Lemaire to Hermès and now a successor to Alexander McQueen.

Sarah Burton, McQueen’s first assistant has been named Creative Director of the luxury house and everyone seems quite pleased with the decision. Even Cathy Horyn over at the New York Times said that “She’s the only person really qualified for the job.” Point taken. While the name Sarah Burton isn’t as widely known, she was McQueen’s very first assistant back in 1996 while she studied at Central Saint Martins and has worked side-by-side with the late designer up until his death this past February. I think I speak for the industry when I say that everyone is quite pleased with the decision, and I look forward to seeing McQueen’s legacy progress through the eyes of Sarah Burton.


Alexander McQueen, Fall 10

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