Alexander McQueen Left His Money to Charity, His Family, and His Dogs

Alexander McQueen. Photo: FRANCOIS GUILLOT/2007 AFP

Some of McQueen's financial documents were made public today, revealing the breakdown of his £16 million (about $26.2 million) estate. According to his detailed will, the designer left the majority of his money to his own charity, Sarabande, suggesting that some of it be used for scholarships at his alma mater, Central St. Martin's school in London. Here's a list of his other beneficiaries:

• His three sisters and two brothers: £250,000 (about $410,000) each
• His two housekeepers: £50,000 ($82,000) each
• His godson, nieces, and nephews: £50,000 ($82,000) each
• His dogs: £50,000 ($82,000) for their ongoing care
• The Battersea Dogs and Cats Home: £100,000 ($164,000)
• The Blue Cross Sick Animal Center: £100,000 ($164,000)
• The London Buddhist Center: £100,000 ($164,000)
• The Terrence Higgins Trust, which promotes sexual health and safe sex practices: £100,000 ($164,000)

His gifts are just one more reminder of how greatly he is missed.

Alexander McQueen Leaves Most of His $26 Million Estate to Charity [Fashionologie]