For anyone who worshipped the Met’s “Savage Beauty” exhibit on Alexander McQueen, boy do we have a listing for you.
The late fashion designer’s penthouse in London’s wealthy Mayfair neighborhood has just hit the market for £8.5 million (roughly $10 million). At the time of McQueen’s death by suicide in 2010, the apartment was in the midst of a heavy renovation (McQueen’s body was found in a nearby apartment he was renting on Greene Street). The current owner, who bought it from McQueen’s estate, continued the renovations and even added portraits of McQueen and his muse Isabella Blow, fashion images and skull motifs.
“The current owner bought it as an investment, but later wanted to refurbish it as an homage to Alexander McQueen,” the property’s broker told WWD.
McQueen was not the only famous resident of the property either; the blue plaque property (which indicates that a notable person once lived there) was also the home of beloved author PG Wodehouse.
According to the listing, the flat takes up the top two floors of the building, and is currently arranged as a two bedroom but can be adapted into a three bedroom (the dressing area of the master bedroom is apparently big enough for a bedroom). There’s also a 731-square-foot terrace, a reception room and an open fireplace.