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Inspired by a London group called the Stitch School, which teaches boys and girls needlework, the staff sat together and chain stitched and silk knotted over the line drawings of Central Saint Martins students, who had sketched on a single giant sheet during a life drawing class at the McQueen store in London. All of those students were credited in the show notes. Talk about community spirit! This is the wardrobe of which dreams are made, and it arrived in a season sorely in need of such heady imaginings. But there was nothing insubstantial going on here. Sarah Burton has always made incredibly lovely clothes for the house of McQueen; she just has that very rare gift. But in the past few seasons, and tonight more than ever, she proved something far, far lovelier. When you make things with the right values, when you treat the earth and its citizens and their traditions with care and respect, when you endeavor to reimagine what might once have been tossed aside or away, when you take the time to truly care about every piece you create, you simply make better things. With great thought comes great beauty—magnificence, really. This was the lesson in sustainability that every corporate leader in fashion needed to be taught. Tonight they went to stitch school with

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