Sarah Burton Is Creative Director At Alexander McQueen

05/27/2010 08:43 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Sarah Burton has been named the new creative director of Alexander McQueen, WWD reports. Burton was formerly head of women's wear at Alexander McQueen. McQueen committed suicide in February, 2010.

Burton graduated from London's Central Saint Martins college, also Alexander McQueen's alma mater, in 1997. She began working with McQueen in 1996.

"The creation of modern, beautifully crafted clothes was at the heart of Lee's vision. I intend to stay true to his legacy," Burton said in a statement.

She had earned raves for her completion of Alexander McQueen's final collection, which was presented in Paris in March.

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