Sarah Burton on Alexander McQueen: ‘I Knew There Was No Way I Could Pretend to Be Him’

Alexander McQueen, spring 2011, by Sarah Burton.

Sarah Burton might not get as much attention in fashion magazines for taking over design at Alexander McQueen as Tom Ford is getting for launching a namesake line of womenswear, but with the spring fashion issues trickling out, her critically praised spring 2011 collection and the enormous undertaking of replacing McQueen haven't gone unnoticed. British Vogue profiles Burton in the February issue:

"I thought: how would I ever begin to begin? Lee's mind was so different to anyone else's ... I knew there was no way I could pretend to be him; but I had to ask myself, what did Lee work for? For all this just to close down?"

Sarah's Way [Vogue UK]