Alexander McQueen Pays it Forward

Courtesy of Vogue

McQueen’s 16 million pounds ($26 million) last will and testament left all whom he loved and cared for well taken care of.

250,000 pounds ($410,000) each to his three sisters and two brothers; 50,000 pounds ($82,000) each to his two housekeepers for their “long and faithful service,” his godson, and each of his nieces and nephews; and 50,000 pounds ($82,000) for the care of his dogs. He also donated 100,000 pounds ($164,000) each to two charities that help animals — the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and Blue Cross sick animal center — and 100,000 pounds ($164,000) each to the London Buddhist Center and the Terrence Higgins Trust, the latter which promotes sexual health and safe sex practices.

A large portion of the money went to his Sarabande Charity with a suggestion that some of the money being used for scholarships at Central St. Martins in London. [Fashionologie]