alexandermcqueen_fall2010_pic.jpgA close colleague of the late Alexander McQueen is set to take over the creative reigns of his empire. It has been revealed that Sarah Burton, who has worked with McQueen on his women's collections for over 12 years, will soon be named as creative director.

Although the Gucci Group are yet to comment, recent rumours that Gareth Pugh may replace McQueen have already been denied. Burton contributed to McQueen's final Autumn/Winter 2010 collection, which was unveiled at a sombre private presentation during Paris Fashion Week in March. The company will also soon add a men's underwear collection to its growing repetoire.