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Stella McCartney Biography

Birth Name:
Stella Nina McCartney
Birth Place:
Lambeth, London, England
fashion designer

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
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