Stella Nina McCartney is an English fashion designer and she is a daughter of Linda McCartney and former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney. Like her parents, McCartney is a firm supporter of animal rights and is particularly known for her use of vegetarian and animal-free alternatives in her work.
Stella studied her foundation at Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, followed by Fashion Design at Central Saint Martins in the early 1990s. Her graduation collection was modelled by friends and supermodels Naomi Campbell, Yasmin Le Bon and Kate Moss – for free – at the graduation runway show. The collection was shown to a song penned by her famous father, called “Stella May Day”. In 2001, McCartney launched her own fashion house under her name in a joint venture with Gucci Group and showed her first collection in Paris.
McCartney now operates 17 freestanding stores.