Get Excited, S.F.! McQueen's Sarah Burton Is (Probably) Coming To Town



Sarah Burton 1Well this is certainly one to get excited about! While San Francisco doesn't really see a whole lot of extra-famous fashion designers around these parts, this spring is going to see two giant talents soaking up our Bay Area views.

First, obviously, is Jean Paul Gaultier, who should be stopping on by to take in his exhibit at the De Young, which opens on March 24. Secondly, one of our highly placed moles has pretty much confirmed for us that Alexander McQueen's longtime collaborator and successor Sarah Burton will be coming to San Francisco as the guest of honor at the Academy of Art University's student show in May.

Um, are you squealing as loudly as we are?! In addition to sitting front and center at the spring 2012 presentation showcasing the brightest undergraduates and their designs, Burton will be receiving an honorary doctorate from the AAU and might even be selecting a terribly lucky intern to assist at the McQueen atelier.

All in all, even though the news hasn't been confirmed by the AAU, we're thinking it sounds totally plausible. Past show guests have included biggies like Azzedine Alaïa, Vivienne Westwood, Oscar de la Renta, and even Alexander McQueen himself, whom the University's fashion director Simon Ungless once worked with side-by-side. We're such huge fans of Burton, here's hoping this rumor is spot on!

Photo: Via Alexander McQueen/David Burton