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McQueen's Successor Named

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Has the house of Alexander McQueen found a new creative director? Catwalk Queen reports that McQueen's longtime right-hand-woman will soon be taking the reins. "It has been revealed that Sarah Burton, who has worked with McQueen on his women's collections for over 12 years, will soon be named as creative director. Although the Gucci Group are yet to comment, recent rumours that Gareth Pugh may replace McQueen have already been denied. Burton contributed to McQueen's final Autumn/Winter 2010 collection, which was unveiled at a sombre private presentation during Paris Fashion Week in March. The company will also soon add a men's underwear collection to its growing repertoire." UPDATE: "Sarah Burton, formerly head of design for women’s wear at Alexander McQueen, has been named creative director at the label, Alexander McQueen and Gucci Group said in a joint statement Thursday." [Catwalk Queen, WWD]