Alexander McQueen’s untimely death last fashion week sent shockwaves through
the fashion industry. The resounding questions were: how could someone so
talented die so soon? And also: What will be the future of his company? Over
the summer, the house announced that McQueen’s assistant of 15 years, Sarah
Burton, would take over creative control of the avant-garde line.
Spring/Summer 2011 was her first chance to show her skills, and she proved
she was more than capable.