Sarah Burton says goodbye to Alexander McQueen with a triumphant collection; Gabriela Hearst departs Chloé.
At the end of the Alexander McQueen show, after Naomi Campbell had strutted by in a silver beaded dress with a heart-shape breastplate of a bodice and a skirt dripping in loops of fringe, and the audience had risen to its feet in a standing ovation, the designer, Sarah Burton, came out to take her bow. It would be, everyone knew, her last one for the brand.
She was leaving the house she had made her own after assuming the mantle of its founder and her mentor following his suicide in 2010. David Bowie’s “Heroes” was
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