Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sarah Burton named Creative Director at Alexander McQueen

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It has been announced that Sarah Burton, the late Alexander McQueen's second in command, will be the brand's new creative director.

"We are delighted that Sarah has agreed to take on the role of creative director," said Jonathan Akeroyd, president and ceo of Alexander McQueen. "Having worked alongside Lee McQueen for more than 14 years, she has a deep understanding of his vision, which will allow the company to stay true to its core values."

Burton, who graduated from Central Saint Martins in 1997, worked with McQueen for 16 years. She joined the brand in 1996 and has worked as head of womenswear design since 2000. She has also been credited with completing the designer's autumn/winter 2010-2011 collection following McQueen's suicide in February.

"The creation of modern, beautifully crafted clothes was at the heart of Lee's vision. I intend to stay true to his legacy," commented Burton on the announcement.

The Gucci Group did not say when Burton's collection will debut.

I'm glad to see that they're keeping it within the McQueen family, and not bringing in an outsider.

All that's left to do is wait, and hope that McQueen's legacy will continue.

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