Stella McCartney Celebrates 49th Anniversary: British Designer Success Story

Stella McCartney Celebrates 49th Anniversary: British Designer Success Story

Stella McCartney Celebrates 49th Anniversary: British Designer Success Story

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On Sunday 13 September, British designer Stella McCartney celebrates her 49th birthday. She is the second of three children born to former Beatles lead singer Paul McCartney and his wife Linda.

Her childhood was spent in continuous touring mode: Stella traveled a lot with her brother, sisters and her parents' pop group Wings.

In 1995, she graduated from Central Saint Martins and showed her first, graduation collection, where models included Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss and Yasmine Le Bon. Stella could afford it: famous parents provided the novice designer with excellent training and positive press reviews.

When I look back, I feel embarrassed for being so naive. All these model girls were my friends, Kate even lived in my apartment for a while. So I just thought, why not offer them a show. Now I understand why he became the subject of such heated discussions and why my fellow students were pissed off by it, ”McCartney said in an interview.

In 1997, the daughter of The Beatles' Sir Paul McCartney was invited to head the fashion house Chloé, where she replaced fashion master Karl Lagerfeld as creative director.

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Stella was one of the first in the fashion industry to transform sportswear from uniforms into fashionable wardrobe items.

In 2000, McCartney received the VH1 / Vogue Designer of the Year award from her father. The designer dedicated her triumph to the memory of her mother. Then she made a wedding dress for her friend Madonna, who married Guy Ritchie.

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From her mother, an animal rights activist, to the clothing designer, she inherited the desire to support animal protection policies. Stella does not use fur or leather in her clothes. Also, the daughter of a member of the musical group The Beatles is a vegetarian.

In 2001, she decided to found her own brand, which became the main adherent of ethical fashion. The designer decided to produce luxury eco-leather bags. Over time, Stella McСartney accessories have become a must-have.

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McCartney is one of the six female fashion designers in the history of the fashion industry who have been awarded one of the most prestigious fashion awards in the world – the British Fashion Awards.

In 2017, Stella became the first recipient of The Fashion Awards for Fashion Innovation.

The designer is happily married to publisher Alistair Willis. The couple have four children.

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