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2 0 5 S I M P LY A B U DH A B I I n 2000, British-born Sarah Burton was made Head of Design for womenswear at Alexander McQueen, and in May 2010, she was promoted to Creative Director of the entire Alexander McQueen brand, having worked alongside McQueen for more than 14 years. In April 2011, she received global recognition as the designer of the wedding dress for HRH the Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine Middleton, on the occasion of her marriage to HRH Prince William. Since her appointment as the brand’s Creative Director, Burton has produced critically acclaimed collections with a focus on handcraft, establishing herself as a highly accomplished designer with artisanal and technical expertise. Today, Burton supervises the creative direction and development of all the brand’s collections: women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and accessories, as well as McQ, which is also made up of women’s, men’s and accessories collections.