The hallmark of Alexander McQueen’s identity is shocking and complex shapes, the most provocative of red-carpet images. Despite his British origin, he had nothing in common with traditional English stiffness.
During his career, the designer received several awards: the British Designer of the Year (4 times), the CFDA International Designer of the Year (2003), a CBE from Queen Elizabeth II (2003), and the Men’s Wear Designer (2007).
In 2010, after Alexander McQueen’s sudden death, Sarah Burton, who had previously worked at his fashion house for 17 years, became their creative director.
“I will never be able to separate myself from Lee’s style. But I am a woman, so I look at all things differently.”
Burton brought hand embroidery to a new level. Embroidery and décor are as important as shape. “I want to create clothes that state – I am wearing Alexander McQueen.”
Sarah Burton designed the dress worn by Kate Middleton during her wedding to Prince William on April 29, 2011. She also designed the outfit for Kate’s sister.