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Los Angeles, CA 90069
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The Alexander McQueen label, out of London is known for its dramatic designs, skinny pants, billowy dresses and darkly romantic gowns. Designs combine the structure of British tailoring with a French couture influence.
Alexander McQueen originally deisgned for women but later included menswear in his collections.
Sadly, McQueen was found dead in 2010. He had commited suicide.
Sarah Burton, McQueens right-hand, who had worked with him since 1996, is now creative director of the Alexander McQueen Brand. Since her appointment, Burton has produced acclaimed collections with a focus on handcraft, establishing herself as an accomplished designer with artisan and technical excellence. Burton was recipient of the Designer of the Year award at the British Fashion Awards in November 2011. After an 11 year absence from London, Burton presented the AW12 collection of McQ, a higher-end contemporary line from the house at London Fashion Week in February 2012.
Burton was named the 100 most influential people in Time Magazine on April 2012 and was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her services to the British fashion industry which was announced on June 16, 2012.