One of the most beloved fashion accessories at the moment is a pair of Stella McCartney shoes or one of her tremendous handbags, which is very much a sign of the times when you consider that McCartney, like her mother before her, is a true vegetarian and promoter of animal civil liberties. Do the fashion industry and animal rights really go hand in hand? Well, they do with Stella.
Born September 13th 1971, and descendant of Beatle Sir Paul McCartney, Stella was determined to build her own career and went to state school, and at the age of 15 she had the opportunity to work with Christian Lacroix on his original couture collection. She followed school with attendance at Londons Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design from, where she graduated in 1995. She was self-reliant by the time she was in university and her graduation show was attended by her parents and featured her supermodel friends Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss, and she next began her label in the same year
McCartney was appointed head designer at Paris ready-to-wear fashion house Chloe in 1997, and her earliest collection was hailed a feat. In 2000 she not only designed Madonnas wedding gown but was also presented with VH1/Vogue Designer of the Year Award by her father and in 2001 she resigned from Chloe after four years to work together with Gucci on her own label, and the line started in three stores. In 2003 Stella added perfume to her brand. Stella is now married to ex-publisher of Wallpaper magazine and initiator of the British design business Established & Sons, Alasdhair Willis, with whom she has two boys Miller, four, and Beckett, one, and one daughter Bailey, two. They spend their weekdays in west London and weekends in a Georgian house on the Gloucestershire/Worcestershire border.
December 17 2010 09:59 am | Uncategorized