Looking Back At Sarah Burton’s 10 Iconic ‘McQueen’ Moments
Fashion designer Sarah Burton bid farewell to Alexander McQueen, wrapping up an incredible 26-year run as the Creative Director of this iconic British label. Hailing from Cheshire, she kick-started her journey at Alexander McQueen during her third year at Central Saint Martin’s Art School. Throughout her tenure, she left an indelible mark on Alexander McQueen, deftly combining the traditional house codes set by McQueen himself with a modern touch. Let’s look back at some of the most iconic Alexander McQueen looks by Sarah Burton.
1. Michelle Obama
The former First Lady showcased Burton’s design prowess in a red gown with a black-and-red floral print, highlighting her status as a style icon.
2. Catherine, Princess of Wales
Undoubtedly one of Sarah’s standout creations, the minimalist wedding gown for Catherine, Princess of Wales, was a testament to exquisite craftsmanship and traditional workmanship.
3. Sadie Sink
Actress Sadie Sink wowed in a dramatic strapless dress from Alexander McQueen’s Pre-Spring/Summer 2023 collection during the screening of The Whale.
Known for their collaboration, Beyoncé rocked a custom-made, sequin-encrusted bodysuit with a beaded horse motif during her Renaissance tour.
5. Michelle Yeoh
Michelle Yeoh wore a trenchcoat-inspired gown, adding an air of refined elegance with dramatic tulle adornments.
6. Lady Gaga
A long-time collaborator, Lady Gaga turned heads at the 91st Academy Awards in a regal, custom Alexander McQueen gown, exuding timeless elegance.
7. Elle Fanning
Elle Fanning graced the Venice Annual Cannes Film Festival in a custom McQueen gown, a fusion of crystal-embroidered elegance and ethereal tulle.
8. Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie dazzled in a whimsical tulle gown with a silver unicorn motif during Suicide Squad’s world premiere.
Euphoria actress Zendaya showcased a tailored Alexander McQueen look, featuring a grey double-breasted blazer with cascading crystal detailing, embodying sophistication.
10. Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron made a statement in a figure-hugging cobalt gown from the label’s Spring/Summer 2023 collection, a departure from the usual McQueen hallmarks.
Sarah Burton’s departure marks the end of an era at Alexander McQueen, but her legacy lives on through these iconic designs that have left an indelible mark in the world of fashion.
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