After 13 years helming Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton is leaving the brand. The British designer, who was appointed creative director after the founder’s passing in 2010, will present her last collection for the brand on September 30th, 2023 as part of Paris Fashion Week. “Above all, I want to thank Lee Alexander McQueen,” Burton said in a statement. “He taught me so much, and I am eternally grateful to him. I am looking forward to the future and my next chapter and will always carry this treasured time with me.”
Throughout her tenure atop the brand, Burton has continued the couture vision of McQueen while also imprinting her own signatures—supple tailoring, embroidery, and a wearable edginess. The designer’s most famous creation is undoubtedly the unforgettable wedding dress she made for Kate Middleton’s 2011 wedding. In the time since, Burton has dressed a host of stars like Zendaya, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Nicole Kidman, Timothée Chalamet, among others, for career-defining moments like the Met Gala and the Academy Awards. Below, a look back at Sarah Burton’s most memorable celebrity style moments as creative director of Alexander McQueen.
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