Sarah Burton is an English fashion designer. In 2010, Burton was appointed creative director of Alexander McQueen.
Burton studied Fashion Print at Central Saint Martins, during which time she spent her third year as an intern at Alexander McQueen. In 1997, Burton joined the house full time as McQueen's personal assistant, becoming head of womenswear in 2000. Following McQueen's death in February 2010, Burton was appointed the new creative director of Alexander McQueen. Burton presented her first womenswear collection for the house in September 2010 during Paris Fashion Week.
In April 2011, Burton designed HRH the Duchess of Cambridge Catherine Middleton's wedding dress. Burton was awarded an Order of the British Empire for her services to the British fashion industry in 2012. Additionally, Burton has been awarded The Walpole Award for British Luxury Design Talent 2013
, Harper’s Bazaar Woman of the Year Award 2014, the Designer of the Year Award at the British Fashion Awards 2011 and 2019, the CFDA International Award in 2019 and the Trailblazer Award at The Fashion Awards in 2019.