Stella McCartney was born in 1971 in London, a daughter of the famous Paul McCartney from the Beatles and Linda McCartney, a photographer.
Stella spent her young years travelling the world with her family and attended the school in East Sussex. She got the first interest in fashion design at the age of 13 when she designed her first piece of clothing. After 3 years she got an internship at Christian Lacroix.
She studied at both Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication and Central Saint Martins. Her Saint Martins‘ graduation collection (1995) was worn by supermodels like Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell accompanied by the song of her father „Stella May Day“.
In 2001 McCartney opened the joint venture in collaboration with the Gucci Group (now Kering), which became her own fashion house „Stella McCartney“. The first womenswear collection was shown in Paris. Since that time the brand expanded to 17 own stores in the main fashion metropoles, including the assortment of menswear, kidswear, lingerie and skincare. She also performed collaborations with the well-established companies like Disney and Adidas, including designing clothes for the Olymic Games.
In 2018 she purchased the stake of Kering in the fashion brand under her name and took the full control of the company.
She recieved a number of prestigious awards including VH1/Vogue Designer of the Year, the Woman of Courage Award, the Elle Style Award for Best Designer of the Year, the Green Designer of the Year Award, etc.
The designer is a great supporter of animal rights and never use any leather in her designs. In October 2018 she also opened Stella McCartney Cares Foundation dedicated to helping women with the breast cancer disease.
Watch Stella McCartney talking on inspiration, social responsibility in fashion and emotional appeal of the womenswear
Watch Stella McCartney's Fall/Winter 2019 / 2020 Fashion Show