LONDON – British fashion designer Alexander McQueen, who committed suicide in 2010, left $81,707 of his $26 million fortune to his beloved pet dogs, according to details of his will released Tuesday.
McQueen, the former enfant terrible of the fashion world who went on to find huge success with his provocative designs, left the money to insure his dogs were pampered after he was gone.
Family members, his housekeepers and his favorite charities also received large sums in the will.
The will, released after a request from Britain's Press Association news agency, said £50,000 was being left "for the upkeep and maintenance of my dog or dogs so long as my dog or dogs shall live."
He left behind three dogs named Minter, Juice and Callum, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported.
McQueen wrote a suicide note asking his family to "look after my dogs" before he hanged himself in his central London flat after taking a cocktail of drugs the day before his mother's funeral.
McQueen left the lion's share of his estate in a trust for his Sarabande charity, named after his spring/summer 2007 collection, with a request that part of it be used for scholarships to Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, which he attended.