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04th Oct 2023

Irish designer appointed as the new Creative Director for Alexander McQueen


BY Katy Thornton

This is amazing news!

An Irish designer has been appointed by the Alexander McQueen fashion house as its new Creative Director.

Dublin born, Seán McGirr, has officially been honoured with the role and will take over from Sarah Burton who has held the position for 26 years.

McGirr takes up the mantel following his role as Head of Ready-to-Wear at JW Anderson, where he’s been working since 2020. Before that he worked for Dries Van Noten in Antwerp, and was apart of Uniqlo’s creative offices in Tokyo and Paris working on the men’s collections guided by Christophe Lemaire for four years between 2014 and 2018.

McGirr started out assisting Burberry and Vogue Hommes in Japan following his Masters of Arts in Fashion in London.

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CEO of Alexander McQueen Gianfilippo Testa said this of McGirr’s new role:

“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.”

Chairman and CEO of Kering François-Henri Pinault added:

“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.”