Alexander McQueen Announces The Departure Of Creative Director Sarah Burton

Emma Hodgson   |   12-09-2023

Alexander McQueen announced the departure of Creative Director Sarah Burton, following more than two decades of working together. 

The upcoming Paris Fashion Week show, where the house will debut its SS24 collection, will be the last one designed by Burton.

Discussing her departure, the Creative Director said: “I am so proud of everything I’ve done and of my incredible team at Alexander McQueen. They are my family, and this has been my home for the past 26 years. I want to thank Francois-Henri Pinault for believing in me and offering me this amazing opportunity. Above all, I want to thank Lee Alexander McQueen. 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.”

Sarah Burton became Creative Director of the fashion House back in May 2010, having previously worked alongside Lee Alexander McQueen for more than 14 years.

Since taking the helm, Sarah Burton has produced critically acclaimed collections, establishing herself as a widely celebrated designer. During her 13-year tenure, Sarah Burton drove the British fashion House to new heights due to her exceptional vision and creativity.

 Gianfilippo Testa, CEO of Alexander McQueen added: “We would like to express our immense gratitude to Sarah for writing such an important chapter in the history of the Alexander McQueen House. Sarah’s contribution over the past 26 years will leave an indelible mark.”

According to the house, a “new creative organisation” will be announced in due course.