Urban designer Antony Meats is gaining a bit of a reputation as a gay icon, he tells me. But it might be his own fault. In between masterplanning and compiling city walks, such as the laudable 9km Hampstead to St James's Park route, he has taken a part-time role as a rather unlikely fashion model for metropolitan youth. How did this come to pass? Meats' son Rupert runs a high fashion company called Rude, and asked his dad to come along to a shoot.
Consequently Meats Senior's torso, bedecked in a Rude shirt bearing a 'Love Chief ' legend, is now splashed across trendy magazines such as Dazed and Confused and he peers out in it from the window of Kensington High Street's Urban Outfitters store.