If you loved Alexander McQueen’s extraordinary and outrageous fashion designs, just try to imagine what his dream apartment might have been like… simply stunning. He was in the process of creating just that at the time of his death and now the three-bedroom Mayfair property that he never moved into is once again on the market.
Alexander McQueen loved birds and used them repeatedly in his creations, so maybe that explains why he bought an apartment in Dunraven Street. On the other hand, it may have been, as the designer himself is reported to have said, so he could easily take his dogs walking in Hyde Park!
The apartment McQueen bought has a long pedigree of famous residents – at one time it was home to comic writer P G Wodehouse and it also belonged to one of Queen Victoria’s grandsons. Since McQueen’s death, the planning permission he secured to extend the property has been acted upon and it now covers 2,500 square feet. Two of the bedrooms have their own private courtyards, as well as en suite bathrooms and there is a large wine store – probably planned to house a few bottles McQueen’s favourite Chateau Latour wine.
And the price? Just a cool £7.25 million!
Alexander McQueen rose to fame when he was appointed chief designer at Givenchy in 1996. In 2001, he left to establish his own eponymous label, which despite his untimely death, continues to create the most beautiful clothing – not least the wedding dress of the Duchess of Cambridge in 2011. He won British Designer of the year four times – in 1996, 1997, 2001 and 2003 – and his influence on global fashion will endure for many years to come.
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