Dying to know more about fashion designer Stella McCartney? You’ve come to the right place. Here are facts about her net worth, fashion career and more.
Who Is Stella McCartney?
Stella McCartney is an English fashion designer. She is also the daughter of Beatles band member, Paul McCartney. Her mother is Linda McCartney, an American photographer. She was born via emergency c-section on September 13, 1971 in Lambeth, London. Her name Stella pays tribute to both of her maternal grandmothers, who were also named Stella. She spent her early childhood traveling the globe with her parents and their group Wings, along with her siblings – an older half-sister Heather, who was legally adopted by Paul McCartney, older sister Mary, and younger brother James. Paul and Linda McCartney wanted their children to lead normal lives, despite their fame. For this reason, Stella and her siblings all attended local state schools in East Sussex. Stella McCartney married British publisher Alasdhair Willis, one of GQ’s 50 Best Dressed Men from 2015, on August 30, 2003 at Mount Stuart House on the Isle of Bute. For the wedding, Stella wore an updated version of her mother’s wedding dress from when she married Paul McCartney in 1969. Linda McCartney died of breast cancer at the age of 56 on April 17, 1998. Together, Stella McCartney and Willis have four children – two sons named Miller Alasdhair James Willis and Beckett Robert Lee Willis, as well as two daughters named Bailey Linda Olwyn Willis and Reiley Dilys Stella Willis.
Stella McCartney, Fashion Designer
Stella McCartney became interested in designing clothes as a young girl and her father’s connections and influence helped her get the right positions to hone her skills and become a successful fashion designer. She started out interning for Christian Lacroix, where she worked on her first haute couture collection. She also worked for Edward Sexton, her father’s Savile Row tailor for a number of years. Stella earned her education in fashion design first at Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication and later at Fashion Design at Central Saint Martins, from where she graduated in 1995. Her graduation collection was modeled by her friends and supermodels Naomi Campbell, Yasmin Le Bon and Kate Moss for free at the graduation runway show, making front page news. The entire collection was sold to a London Boutique named Tokyo thanks to this success. Stella McCartney does not use any leather or fur in her designs, as she is a lifelong vegetarian. She is known as an active supporter of animal rights and PETA. She does use wool, silk, and other animal-derived fabrics in her designs, however. Stella McCartney launched her own fashion line in 2001 under her name. She currently owns and operates 17 freestanding stores in posh locations like Manhattan’s Soho, London’s Mayfair, LA’s West Hollywood, Paris’ Palais Royal, Barcelona’s Passeig de Gracia and Milan. Some of her other store locations include Rome, Miami and Houston. Stella also has lingerie, children’s wear, skincare and perfume lines. Her first perfume, Stella, was released in 2003. Her skincare line, called CARE, was launched in January of 2007. Stella McCartney has also been hired to design clothes for Madonna and Annie Lennox’s tours, as well as costumes for the film Sky Captain and The World of Tomorrow, starring Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow. Besides her own fashion line, Stella has collaborated with several other big name clothing outfitters. In 2004, she began a long-term partnership with Adidas and in 2005, she designed a range of clothing and accessories for H&M. Stella McCartney has received several awards for her work in fashion design, including the VH1/Vogue Designer of the Year award in 2000, the Glamour Award for Best Designer of the Year in 2004, the Organic Style Woman of the Year Award in 2005, the Elle Style Award for Best Designer of the Year Award in 2007, and Best Designer of the Year at the British Style Awards in 2007, among many other accolades.
Net Worth, Facts To Know About Stella McCartney
Stella McCartney’s net worth is reported to be $75 million, allowing her to provide a very comfortable and luxurious lifestyle for her large family. Stella McCartney has had a small role in the film “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie”. “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie” is about the fictitious untimely death of supermodel Kate Moss, played by Kate Moss herself. The film contains a whole host of cameos, at least 60, including stars like Rebel Wilson, Joan Collins, Perez Hilton, Chris Colfer, Jerry Hall and Stella McCartney. Stella McCartney is a Virgo. Stella was the inspiration for the name of Paul McCartney’s post-Beatles band, Wings. He says that the name came to him during her birth, which was quite difficult, because he prayed for her to be born on Angel’s Wings.
Although she is the daughter of one of the most famous men in the world, Stella McCartney has managed to build an independent and hugely successful career as a fashion designer. She may have faced doubts and criticism at first, but she followed her dream and went on to become a leader in the fashion industry anyway. Rock on, Stella!