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Alistair Carr Appointed Head of Design at McQ

What a day for designer musical chairs!

What a day for designer musical chairs!

On the heels of Gap's announcement that former COS designer Rebekka Bay would be taking the helm as creative director of the brand, comes another big-name appointment: McQ has tapped former Pringle designer Alistair Carr as head of design, the Telegraph is reporting.

Carr's first collection for the brand will be for pre-fall 2013/14, and given the designer's preppy-cool aesthetic, Central Saint Martin’s degree and past stints at Balenciaga, Marni, Chloé, and Pringle, our expectations are pretty high.

Carr will also be working closely with Alexander McQueen's creative director Sarah Burton, who will still have overall creative control of the diffusion brand.

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The timing of the announcement hardly seems coincidental, as Pringle debuted their spring/summer 2013 collection today, just moments before news of Carr's new post was released.