Monday April 6, 2020

Under her skin

A fashion designer, an artist and an émigré: Úna Burke says that good things come to those who wait

18th March, 2018
Úna Burke: ‘I was forced to emigrate, essentially, because Ireland doesn’t take the business of fashion seriously enough’ Pic: Fergal Phillips

Úna Burke may forever be associated with one word: Gaga.

“I know,” says Burke, on the phone from London. “A celebrity finds you, and suddenly you’re a success story. But there’s a lot more required to maintain a business.”

Lady Gaga found Úna Burke in 2010, commissioning the barely graduated designer to create pieces for her live shows. This happy accident translated to overnight and international...

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