Sarah who? Sarah Burton studied Print Fashion at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. During her third year she was interviewed for a year’s placement at Alexander McQueen at the suggestion of her tutor Simon Ungless, a friend of McQueen’s. She joined the company for a year as an intern. On graduation in 1997, she joined the company full-time as McQueen’s personal assistant.
Burton was appointed Head of Womenswear in 2000, during which time she created dresses for Michelle Obama, Cate Blanchett, Lady Gaga and Gwyneth Paltrow.Following McQueen’s death in February 2010, and after company owner Gucci confirmed that the brand would continue, Burton was named as the new creative director of Alexander McQueen in May 2010. Sarah Burton – which was also the designer of Kate Middleton’s dress for the royal wedding – is more popular than ever, and she was nomineed as the designer of the year of 2011.
My favourite collection by Sarah is most definitely Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2012:
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