About Stella McCartney
The Stella McCartney brand was launched in 2001, in a joint venture with Gucci Group (now called Kering). Prior to establishing her own label, McCartney was Creative Director of high-fashion line Chloe in Paris.
McCartney studied at the famous Central St Martins College of Art and Design in London, and won headlines when her graduation collection was modelled by family friends Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Yasmin Le Bon. Her father, former Beatle Paul McCartney, wrote an original song for the show, called 'Stella May Day'.
McCartney has made a name for herself with her sleek, androgynous tailoring, and innovative use of alternative fabrics. A vegetarian and animal rights campaigner, McCartney refuses to work with leather or fur, although she does use animal-derived fabrics such as silk and wool.
The brand offers a full range of products, including clothing, shoes, bags and accessories. While its flagship store resides in London's Mayfair the brand has boutiques in more than 50 countries worldwide, including France, Italy, Spain and the US.
Stella McCartney has also designed sportswear for Adidas, and created the official uniform for Team GB in the 2012 London Olympics.
In 2003, she launched her first perfume, Stella, and in 2007 an organic skincare line, CARE, followed. In 2008 she launched a line of lingerie, and in 2010 the Stella McCartney Kids collection for ages 0-12 was established.
Her designs have been worn by celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow, Natalie Portman, Elle McPherson and Anne Hathaway.