By  on May 7, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO — For Sarah Burton, in San Francisco to be awarded an honorary doctorate from the Academy of Art University, the whirlwind visit was an opportunity to catch up with fashion teacher who changed her life.


Seated next to her at a lunch Wednesday was her longtime friend Simon Ungless, the former instructor at Central Saint Martins who in 1996 introduced her to Alexander McQueen.

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