Sarah Burton – photographed by her husband, David Burton. Photo Courtesy of Interview Magazine.
In this month’s issue of Interview Magazine, there is a massive profile on Alexander McQueen Creative Director (and one of our May guests) Sarah Burton, and – she mentions our very own Simon Ungless! The article features an interview with Burton, conducted by Sarah Jessica Parker, an ardent McQueen enthusiast. They cover the usual gamut of topics – who is the McQueen woman, the experience of working on the Savage Beauty exhibit at the Met, the Royal Wedding – as well as some things that aren’t as well known, like how Burton got her start at McQueen. This is where Simon comes in:
PARKER: You mention interns, and I know a little bit about how you first came to work with McQueen. Some people might be a little bit curious—or a lot curious—about the beginning.
BURTON: I went to a really academic school, but I always wanted to do fashion, and I was lucky enough to get in [to Central Saint Martins] and my tutor at the time, Simon Ungless, was one of Lee’s best friends, and he said, “Oh yeah, you should go and work for my friend Lee.” So I interned with Lee for a year, went back to college, and then came back. It was really lucky in many ways.
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If only we could all be so lucky. Though, in some ways we are – we’ve got Simon! The interview is really quite interesting and offers a glimpse into the world of McQueen – past, present, and future. You can read the entire article here – which we suggest you all do before she comes to visit in May!