Sarah Burton honoured by the Queen

Monday, 18 June 2012
The Queen’s annual Birthday Honours List has been unveiled and Sarah Burton will receive an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for her services to the fashion industry. The designer, who took over as creative director of Alexander McQueen in May 2010, and famously created the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress in April last year, and a number of her looks during the Jubilee celebrations is one of three fashion designers recognised in the Queen’s list.

Burton is joined by Mulberry’s creative director Emma Hill, who will receive a CBE (Commander of the British Empire), while jewellery and accessories designer Lara Bohinc will be awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire).

Anyone can nominated a person they believe is worthy for one of the Queen's prestigious awards, although only exceptional names are honoured, with this year’s Queen’s birthday honours being awarded to nearly 500 women.