Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen to receive OBE

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Sarah Burton, creative director of luxury London brand Alexander McQueen, and Emma Hill of Mulberry have been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list

After just two years at McQueen, Burton has been awarded an OBE for her contribution to the British fashion industry. No surprise after being revealed as the driving creative force behind the brand and of course Kate Middleton’s iconic wedding gown last year. Emma Hill of lusted-after label Mulberry also appears on the list and is set to receive a CBE. The company recently reported a 54 per cent jump in profits to £36 million for the last financial year and its success has triggered plans to open a second UK factory in Somerset.

Congratulations to them both!

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