Alexander McQueen Successor Found In Sarah Burton

After Alexander McQueen’s death, some feared the label would fall into disrepair in the absence of its founder and creative chief. Fear not, McQueen fans, Gucci Group has named Sarah Burton as the line’s new head designer. Having worked with McQueen since 1996, Burton’s got the sort of in-depth knowledge of the brand that an outside designer really couldn’t bring to the job, which should make McQueen die-hards happy. Furthermore, Burton has been the head of women’s wear for about ten years, and according to The Wall Street Journal, she was responsible for most of the designs that actually make it to stores, while Alexander typically focused more on the elaborate runway creations. [The Wall Street Journal]