Sean McGirr is Alexander McQueen’s new creative director

Sean McGirr is Alexander McQueens new creative director

French luxury group Kering has tapped Sean McGirr as Creative Director of British luxury house British luxury fashion house Alexander McQueen.

McGirr succeeds Sarah Burton who announced her departure earlier last month after nearly three decades. She was appointed Head of Design for womenswear at Alexander McQueen in 2000, and became Creative Director of the entire brand in May 2010, having worked alongside McQueen for more than 14 years. Burton’s final show for the house was held at the Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2024 on Saturday Sep 30th.

‘We are delighted to welcome Sean McGirr as Creative Director. With his experience, personality, and creative energy, he will bring a powerful creative language to Alexander McQueen while building on its unique heritage,’ Gianfilippo Testa, CEO of Alexander McQueen, said in a press release.

‘Alexander McQueen is a House we are passionate about, and we are confident that Sean McGirr will be able to pursue its journey with a new creative impetus. We look forward to opening this new chapter in the history of this unique brand,’ Francois-Henri Pinault, Chairman and CEO of Kering, added.

McGirr began his career in the fashion industry as a stylist at Burberry and Vogue Hommes Japan. The Irish national who hails from Dublin, has a Master of Arts in Fashion from Central Saint Martins in London. From 2014 – 2018 he worked under Christophe Lemaire at Uniqlo Tokyo and Paris on the men’s collections. In 2018 he joined Dries Van Noten in Antwerp as its Women’s Designer. He joined JW Anderson in 2020 as head of menswear and later added womenswear to his responsibilities, eventually becoming Head of Ready-to-Wear.

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