The hedge fund multi-millionaire Pierre Lagrange and his partner, the Mayfair-based designer Roubi L'Roubi, have snapped up one of Savile Row's most famous names.
Huntsman, the Savile Row tailor which made the white-tie outfits for Hugh Bonneville's Lord Grantham character in Downton Abbey, has been bought by the pair for an undisclosed sum.
The 163-year-old business, which counts King Edward VII, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Lawrence Olivier and Humphrey Bogart among its former clients, was sold by private investors who have owned the brand since 2005. The business, which has a joint venture with Alexander McQueen, is one of the biggest names on the famous street.
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