Sneak A Peek Into Late Designer Alexander McQueen's Three-Bedroom London Apartment


Three years after fashion designer Alexander McQueen took his life, the luxury apartment that he was renovating has finally gone on sale. The 2,500-square-foot, three-bedroom pad was once home to Jeeves and Wooster author PG Wodehouse as well as a grandson of Queen Victoria. The property which is in London's trendy Mayfair area is listed at 7.25 million pounds, which is a little over $11 million.

Two of the luxury apartment's three bedrooms have their own private courtyards plus en suite bathrooms. There is a blue plaque on the exterior of the building that pays tribute to Wodehouse. A year after McQueen's 2010 suicide committed suicide, the apartment was purchased up by property development company Aspire, funded by a specialist loan from Dragonfly Property Finance. Chief executive Gary Brine then opted to finish the work started by McQueen before his death, reported The London Times.

While the space is most likely not designed exactly as the eccentric fashion designer would have intended, designer Brine has retained the wine store, a feature McQueen spoke enthusiastically in his last interview before he died.

Each year the Pinault family, the French majority shareholders of the McQueen fashion house and owners of a Bordeaux vineyard, sent McQueen a case of wine.

He told Harper's Bazaar, "My cave should be full of Latour - I've still got 28 bottles left. Francois-Henri Pinault sends me a case each year with a note asking that we leave them for at least six years. But I drank a whole case at Christmas - loved it."

The former head of Givenchy took his own life on Feb. 11, 2010, just nine days after his mother's death as a result of cancer, and just days before the start of London Fashion Week.

McQueen left a note saying, "Look after my dogs, sorry, I love you, Lee."


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