Stella Nina McCartney is an English fashion designer, daughter of former Beatles member Paul McCartney, born in 1971.
As a young girl, McCartney travelled the globe with her parents and their group Wings, along with her siblings.
McCartney became interested in designing clothes at a young age. At age thirteen, she designed her first jacket. Three years later, she interned for Christian Lacroix, working on her first haute couture collection, she also worked for her father's Savile Row tailor for a number of years.
She graduated from Central Saint Martins in 1995. Her graduation collection was modelled by friends models Naomi Campbell, Yasmin Le Bon and Kate Moss – for free – at the graduation runway show.
A lifelong vegetarian, McCartney does not use any leather or fur in her designs.
In March 1997 McCartney was appointed creative director of Paris fashion house Chloé, following in the footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld. In 2001, McCartney launched her own fashion house under her name in a joint venture with Gucci Group (now Kering) and showed her first collection in Paris.
She also launched a joint-venture line with Adidas "adidas by Stella McCartney" establishing a long-term partnership with the corporation in September 2004.
In 2005, she designed a range of clothing and accessories for H&M.
Products : bags, shoes, sunglasses, technology, jewellery.