Designer Spotlight: Sarah Burton

Following the death of the famed Alexander McQueen in early 2010, Sarah Burton became the creative director of the British label. How did she get to where she is now?

Sarah joined Alexander McQueen in 1997 after graduating from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in London. She took on the role of McQueen’s personal assistant.

In 2000, Sarah was appointed Head of Womens wear and went on to create dresses for Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga along with a slew of other celebrities and well known people.



Kate Middleton first noticed Sarah Burton’s work when she attended the wedding of Tom Parker Bowles and Sara Buys. Sara’s dress was designed by Sarah Burton.

Speculation began in March 2011 that 36-year-old Sarah Burton had been commissioned by Kate Middleton to design her wedding dress. But Burton denied this and told Vogue UK, “I am not doing it”

On Thursday April 28th news sources began buzzing when they saw a woman pictured getting out of a car outside the Goring Hotel. She was hidden beneath an Alexander McQueen fur hoodie.

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