Why are they famous? Dan Macmillan
Sunday 02 August 1998
ROUGH 'N' TOUGH CREDENTIALS: Claims to hang out with ageing gangsters and dilapidated strippers in Soho. Flouts a fetish for the images of porn, heavy weaponry and recreational drugs. That's Da-a-a-n with an Estuary accent to you, mate.
ALSO KNOWN AS: Old Etonian Viscount Ovenden, future Earl Stockton, great grandson of Harold Macmillan. Heir to the Macmillan publishing fortune, currently estimated at pounds 300 million.
IN THE NEWS: Mr Macmillan is currently to be seen on the arm of a certain Miss Jade Jagger, of Notting Hill, London. Miss Jagger is no stranger to the public eye herself; her father fronts a popular Sixties beat combo, wittily titled, if I remember correctly, "The Rolling Stones".
MAIN CLAIM: Our Dan is at the vanguard of the male aristo-model/artist/something- or-other movement, no doubt shortly to be dubbed MAMAS boys. Leapt into the public eye after baring his pubes on the catwalk whilst modelling a pair of Alexander McQueen's trademark "Bumsters" trousers. When not strutting his highly-paid stuff he can be found putting together the odd exhibition - "Group Sex"; promoting his own fashion label - "Macvillain"; and contemplating his vast collection of trainers.
HIGH LIFE: "Macvillain" clothing designs in pre-production are rumoured to include an overcoat with a "stash" pocket under the arm. And the boy certainly has an eye for the lay-deez; before Jade he was known to have brushed bee-stung lips with lil' ol' Kate Moss. He also "hangs" with that nice gel Iris Palmer.
FAME PROSPECTS: Quite how many of these career dilettantes Notting Hill can support is a tricky question; currently they can design lovely jewellery (Miss Jagger) which are sold in a friend's shop (The Cross) and bought and promoted by other model friends (Iris Palmer) who help run magazines (Cheap Date). Saturation point, or at least death-by-nepotism, cannot be far off. However, Dan does seem to have a universal appeal; the tabloids love him because he's a naughty toff and super-trendy style mags like Dazed & Confused love him because, er, he's a naughty toff.
CAREER DEATH WATCH: Things could get nasty for Dan if he starts taking himself remotely seriously, or if he does the love-rat-thang on single mother of two Jade. Given that he went to St Martin's College, he might also do well to drop the "common people" stance pronto.
Life & Style blogs
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains
- 1 I was a Woman Against Feminism too
- 2 Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda
- 3 The Tory donor whose firm is one of Britain’s biggest tax avoiders - with HMRC's blessing
- 4 John Barrowman praised for Commonwealth Games opening ceremony gay kiss
£30000 - £38500 Per Annum + 25 days holiday, pension, subsidised restaurant: C...
£34000 - £37000 Per Annum + excellent benefits: Clearwater People Solutions Lt...
£40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Holiday, Flexi-time: Progressive Recruitm...
£280 - £320 per day: Progressive Recruitment: C#, WinForms, Desktop Developmen...