Alexander McQueen names Seán McGirr as creative director, replacing Sarah Burton

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The house of Alexander McQueen has named Seán McGirr to be its new creative director, replacing Sarah Burton who staged her final show for the house on Saturday.

Seán McGirr – Alexander McQueen

Kering and Alexander McQueen announce the appointment of Seán McGirr as creative director of the House,” Kering, the luxury conglomerate which controls the UK fashion house confirmed on Tuesday evening.
McGirr was previously head of ready-to-wear at JW Anderson, a fledgling house within Kering’s larger French rival LVMH.

McGirr joined JW Anderson in 2020 to head up the men’s collections, eventually adding womenswear to his responsibilities. Prior to that, he was women’s designer for Dries Van Noten in Antwerp. 
From 2014 to 2018, he was part of Uniqlo‘s creative offices in Tokyo and Paris working on the men’s collections guided by Christophe Lemaire. He started his career assisting at Burberry and Vogue Hommes Japan. 
“We are delighted to welcome Seán 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,” said Gianfilippo Testa, CEO of Alexander McQueen, in the release.
An Irish national, born in Dublin, he is a graduate of Central Saint Martins in London, where he obtained a Master of Arts in Fashion in 2014. 

“Alexander McQueen is a House we are passionate about, and we are confident that Seán 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,” added François-Henri Pinault, Chairman and CEO of Kering.
The release did not contain any statement from McGirr. 

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