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Fashion Designer Stella McCartney

Updated on February 8, 2013

Stella McCartney: Sharp Tailoring & Sexy Femininity


A fashion designer from England, Stella Nina McCartney is the daughter of animal rights activist and American photographer Linda McCartney and former member of the Beatles Sir Paul McCartney.

Born and raised in the English countryside and London in nineteen seventy-one, McCartney was a Central St Martins graduate in the year nineteen ninety-five.

A sharp tailored signature style, sexy femininity and natural confidence was immediately distinctive in her 1st collection. Two years later in nineteen ninety-seven, she was given the appointment of Paris Creative Director of Chloe.

Having become interested as a youth in clothes design, Stella McCartney at age 13 made her 1st jacket. A few years later she became a Christian Lacroix intern and worked on his first collection of fashion design, as she honed her working skills at her father's Savile Row tailor Edward Sexton for a few years.

Having been a vegetarian her entire life, she does not use either fur or leather in her designs. A supporter of PETA, some of her designs elaborate on her policy of 'no animal' such as on the sleeve of one of her Adidas jackets it says "suitable for sporty vegetarians."

In nineteen ninety-seven, she followed in Karl Lagerfeld’s footsteps when she became the Chloe fashion house Creative Director of Paris. In the year two thousand one, she launched her own house of fashion under her name in a Gucci Group joint venture and showed her 1st Paris collection.

At the moment, she operates seventeen stores freestanding with locations in Milan, Paris Palais Royal, West Hollywood in LA, the Mayfair in London and Manhattan's South Houston.

Stella, her first perfume was launched in the year two thousand three and four years later she launched CARE, a line of skincare made with one hundred per cent organic ingredients.

The line includes 7 products including floral water made of linden blossom and green tea and a cleansing milk made with apricot and lemon balm. She launched a new line of lingerie in '08 and two years later launched a collection for kids for ages zero to twelve years old.

In June of '12, the Soul Rebels Brass Band was invited personally by Stella McCartney to perform at her 2013 presentation of spring fashion which was hosted in New York City’s New York Marble Cemetery on the eleventh of June, 2012.

Other specially invited guests to this exclusive and private party include Andre Leon Talley, Greta Gerwig, P'Trique, Solange Knowles, Amy Poehler, Lauren Hutton, Annie Leibovitz, Anna Wintour, Jim Carrey and Anne Hathaway.

Earlier, she had collaboration with Adidas featuring a collection for performance called "Adidas by Stella McCartney." Since this time the line has grown successfully to include many disciplines of athletics including triathlons, winter sports, golf, swimming, tennis, yoga, gym and running. She had also designed accessories and a clothing range for H&M to boost her own brand's awareness to the public.

Since beginning her how label, many projects and collaborations with other artists have also been established including Ed Ruscha, David Remfry, Jeff Koons, R. Crumbs and Gary Hume. An announcement had also been made that she was creating a jewelry collection inspired by Alice in Wonderland for Disney.

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    • girishpuri profile image

      Girish puri 

      6 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Nice to know about Stella McCartney, A daughter of famous parents, interesting hub.

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      Sasha Kim 

      6 years ago

      Ah... I thought the name Stella McCartney sounded familiar... her daddy ^_^ I'm loving these fashion hubs your writing. They're very interesting!

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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this insight into the fashion world of Stella McCartney

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      cashmere 

      6 years ago from India

      Nice to learn more about Paul McCartney's daughter. I loved the performance of her father at the opening ceremony of the olympics at London this year :)

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