Sarah Burton, who was left to oversee the completion of Lee Alexander McQueen's fall 2010 collection last March following the designer's suicide, has officially been named creative director at the label. Formerly the head of design for womenswear, Burton had worked alongside McQueen for sixteen years.
“The creation of modern, beautifully crafted clothes was at the heart of Lee’s vision. I intend to stay true to his legacy," she said in a statement. News of a successor will undoubtedly strengthen the McQueen brand, which has immediate plans to release a licensed men's underwear line this summer.
Source: David Burton