Must Read: How Sarah Burton Became McQueen, Kering Creates New Beauty Division

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Plus, Sharon Chuter and Pull Up For Change re-launch 'Make It Black' campaign.

<p>Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images</p>

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Friday.

How Sarah Burton became McQueen
For The Cut, Cathy Horyn profiles Sarah Burton, creative director of Alexander McQueen. Burton's "quiet ascendance" to the role began with an internship, for which she was recommended by one of her teachers at Central Saint Martins. After McQueen's tragic death, the brand soon realized Burton was "his only possible successor." Fast forward 13 years, Burton has built the label to be one of Kering's biggest financial achievements. "This is just the beginnings of something," Burton says. {The Cut}

Kering creates new beauty division
The French luxury group Kering has announced new beauty division, Kering Beauté. The division is set to help develop beauty categories for brands including Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga and Alexander McQueen. Previously, Kering licensed many of its brands to Coty for beauty expansion, including Gucci, whose beauty line is still operated by Coty. The conglomerate has tapped former Estée Lauder executive Raffaella Cornaggia to be chief executive offer of the new unit. {Business of Fashion}

<p>Photo: Courtesy of Make It Black</p>

Photo: Courtesy of Make It Black

The 'Make It Black' campaign relaunches
On Feb. 3, Sharon Chuter and Pull Up for Change relaunched the 'Make It Black' campaign, which aims to raise funds for emerging Black beauty brand founders. The campaign is teaming up with four brands, including ColourPop Cosmetics, E.l.f Cosmetics, Neutrogena and Uoma Beauty, to repackage some of their most popular products. One hundred percent of the profits from these limited-edition products will go toward the Pull Up For Change Impact Fund. Neutrogena will also make an additional $100,000 donation to the fund. {Fashionista inbox}

Nicholas Kirkwood closes luxury business in search of a more sustainable approach to footwear
Nicholas Kirkwood has closed his luxury shoe brand after 18 years. In a statement on the brand's website, the designer said, "I think, in many ways, the brand has run its course, for now. This coupled with my die-hard passion and pursuit to find viable planet-positive solutions for the intensely un-planet-positive footwear industry, has led me to [this decision]." Kirkwood is turning his attention to a search for a more sustainable approach to footwear. {WWD}

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