segunda-feira, 4 de novembro de 2013
Sarah Burton Steps Forward at Alexander McQueen
by Sarah Mower
VOGUE FASHION May 27, 2010
With quiet sense of respect and minimum fuss, Sarah Burton, Alexander McQueen’s long-standing right hand, has today officially stepped up as creative director at the late designer’s headquarters. At 35, Burton is a highly skilled professional whose knowledge of McQueen’s ways of working could not be deeper. As one of the close-knit back-house cadre of creative women who made McQueen’s dreams possible, Burton has been on his team since 1996, even since before graduation from Central Saint Martins (his own alma mater) in 1997. “The creation of modern beautifully crafted clothes was at the heart of Lee’s vision,” she said. “I intend to stay true to his legacy.” Gucci Group’s confirmation of its belief in Burton will be read by insiders and friends of McQueen as the only appropriate decision possible as it steers McQueen’s house through the aftermath of his death. As the one person who knows his ways of working inside out, Burton, a quietly spoken blonde born in Manchester, effectively shouldered all design responsibilities since the day of McQueen’s suicide in February. It was she who ensured his last collection was realized and presented with immense dignity and beauty in Paris—while also carrying on with her normal workload: the translation of McQueen’s extravagantly imaginative ideas into the killer suits and dresses that fly out of stores everywhere. Burton, who is married to photographer David Burton (who took her portrait, above), will not be staging a runway show for spring, but presenting the collection in a more low-key manner, yet to be determined. She is working on the pre-collection and can be expected to stay out of any limelight until the right time—certainly until after McQueen's memorial, which is thought to be in the planning stages for sometime in September. Until then, the goodwill that follows Burton is a welcome cause for optimism after a dark time.
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