Fast Facts

  • Launched her career in 1995 when Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss modeled her clothes at her graduation from London's Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design.
  • Landed a joint venture with Gucci Group in 2001.
  • Received many awards for fashion including the VH1/Vogue Designer of the Year in 2000.
  • Worked with Adidas to design the clothing for Great Britain's Olympic team in 2012.
  • Was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to fashion, in the 2013 New Year Honours.
  • Was declared one of the 100 most powerful women in the United Kingdom by Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.
  • Launched her sustainable evening wear line The Stella McCartney Green Carpet Collection in 2014.
  • A lifelong vegetarian, she supports PETA and has criticized those in the fashion world who use animal products as "heartless."


  • Reiley Dilys Stella Willis — Daughter
  • Alasdhair Willis — Husband
  • Mary McCartney — Sister
  • Beatrice McCartney — Half Sister
  • Paul McCartney — Father
  • Linda McCartney — Mother
  • Heather McCartney — Half Sister
  • Miller Alasdhair James Willis — Son
  • Bailey Linda Olwyn Willis — Daughter
  • Beckett Robert Lee Willis — Son
  • Nancy Shevell — Stepmother
  • James McCartney — Brother


  • Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, England (BA in Fashion Design, 1995)


  • Birth Name: Stella Nina McCartney
  • Birth Place: Lambeth, London, England
  • Profession: Fashion designer

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