Being the daughter of Beatle Paul McCartney, Stella, along with her brother James, sister Mary and half sister Heather were regular globetrotters as they accompanied their parents on their tours and recording schedules. This mixing with lord and gentry probably stirred her love for fine clothes.
To prove herself in the fashion world Stella had to step out from under her famous father’s shadow.
Born in London, Stella McCartney graduated in 1995 from London’s Central St. Martin’s College of Art & Design and immediately launched her career inviting her friends Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss to walk the catwalk with her fashion designer clothes at the graduation.
Following her startling entry into the fashion world, Stella was asked in 1997 if she would join fashion house Chloe as head designer, where she successfully created fashions which attracted young women to wear her creations.
Stella was invited by the Gucci Group into a joint venture where she was encouraged to start her own label. This has led her to developing other projects in lingerie, perfume and organic skin wear. During this very successful period in her life, Stella was also associated with companies such as H&M and Adidas. It was while at Adidas that Stella designed the outfits for Great Britain’s 2012 Olympic teams. At the London Fashion Show in 2013 Stella had an innovative way of displaying her new range of swimwear. She had a giant water tank installed with synchronized swimmers to perform moves to show off her designs.
Stella is a very outspoken fashion designer and refuses to have her creations involved with leather or fur and harshly criticizes those that do. This criticism probably stems from early childhood as, like her mother, Stella is a vegetarian and lived on an organic farm during her younger years.
Her accomplishments are many and she has received many awards. In 2013 she received an OBE in the New Year Honours for services to fashion.