Savage Beauty: 13 Sweetly Sinister Alexander McQueen Shoes

For our money, Sarah Burton's got the most enviable intern-gone-boss story in fashion. Formerly the personal assistant to Alexander McQueen, Burton's gone from gopher to creative director for the legendary fashion house — snagging an OBE and a gig as official outfitter of the royal baby bump along the way. Not bad for a former errand girl.
Putting her own spin on Alexander McQueen's signature polished-punk aesthetic, Burton's designs update classic shapes with luxe leather and theatrical details.
Click through to see our 13 favorites. From sky-high platforms and skull-embellished peep-toes that exude the dark glamour of McQueen's classic designs, to retro-cool metallic creepers, these are kicks for your inner femme fatale and your inner New York Dolls fan. In Burton's world, you can be both at once.

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