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Fashion Icon Friday: Sarah Burton 

Sarah Burton is the 37 year old English fashion designer who is currently the creative director for the fashion label Alexander McQueen. Sarah started with McQueen as an intern and later became his assistant during the 90’s. In 2000 she was appointed Head of Womenswear, in which she designed couture dresses for Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Following McQueen’s death in 2010, Sarah replaced him as creative director.

Sarah is most famously known for designing the wedding dress Catherine Middleton wore when she married Prince William. She also designed the dress Kate’s sister, Pippa Middleton, wore to the wedding, as well as several dresses that Kate wore to other wedding festivities. 

In 2011, Sarah was named Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards and, in 2012, she was on Time Magazine’s List of Top 100 Influential People in the World

Sarah Burton’s work is inspiring and artistic; she creates collections those of which Alexander McQueen would most certainly be proud.