FEATUREAlexander McQueen designer Sarah Burton quits after two decades by admin September 15, 2023 written by admin September 15, 2023 Bookmark 0LONDON – British fashion house Alexander McQueen is losing its artistic director Sarah Burton who has been in charge for more than 20 years, parent company Kering announced on Monday. The 49-year-old British designer took over the reins after the suicide of its founder, Lee Alexander McQueen, in 2010.She distinguished herself the following year by designing the wedding dress of Kate Middleton for marriage to Prince William. Burton joined the label in 1996, just four years after it was founded, and became head of women’s collections in 2000. She “kept and continued Lee’s heritage, attention to detail and unique vision, while adding her own personal, highly creative touch,” said Francois-Henri Pinault, CEO of Kering, which also includes flagship labels Gucci and Saint Laurent.Her last show will be the Spring-Summer collection at Paris Fashion Week later this month, Kering said, adding that “a new creative organisation” will be announced “in due course”. The change comes amid a downturn for the luxury giant.It saw a 10 percent drop in net profits in the first half of the year, driven largely by a decline in Gucci sales. Gucci’s CEO since 2015, Marco Bizzarri, is leaving the group on September 23, almost a year after the announcement of the departure of the label’s artistic director Alessandro Michele. “I am so proud of everything I’ve done and of my incredible team,” Burton said in the statement. “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,” she added. 0 comment 0 FacebookTwitterPinterestEmail admin Follow Author previous post Weather Forecast | Wednesday, 13 September 2023 next post Murray confident as Davis Cup gears up for last 16 You may also like Bookmark Asian markets sink with Wall St as rate... September 21, 2023 Bookmark US Fed likely to pause rate hikes and... September 21, 2023 Bookmark High-rises sweep Sao Paulo, but boom casts shadows September 21, 2023 Bookmark Taylor Swift takes on Hollywood September 21, 2023 Bookmark FULL TEXT: President Tinubu’s speech at UN General... September 21, 2023 Bookmark Zenith Bank Basketball League: Air Warriors daze Nigeria... September 21, 2023 Bookmark AFN plans U-13 tournaments in three centres September 21, 2023 Bookmark 2023 Sheroes Cup kicks-off October 7 September 21, 2023 Bookmark Newcastle hold Milan to draw in Champions League... September 21, 2023 Bookmark Alvarez helps Man City sweep past Red Star September 21, 2023Leave a Comment Cancel ReplySave my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.