Stella McCartney was born in London to a family of creators who were legendary in public, but ordinary at home. Raised in both the city and the English countryside, she was kept grounded by her late mother and muse Linda - a photographer, vegetarian and animal rights activist whose values and innate appreciation for beauty continue to inspire her today.
She graduated from Central St Martins in 1995, becoming immediately recognizable for her womenswear's sharp tailoring, bold aesthetics and masculine energy. By 1997, she was appointed the Creative Director of Chloe in Paris and led the house to critical and commercial success.
The first-ever namesake menswear collection launched in Spring 2017 and Stella designed the first-ever vegan Stan Smith in Fall 2018. That year, she also launched the Stella McCartney Cares Foundation - a non-profit charity platform supporting sustainability and breast cancer awareness, causes personally close to the designer's heart.
After 17 years of partnership, Stella purchased Kering's stake in her company in 2018. Later that year, she designed Megan Markle's wedding reception dress and partnered with the United Nation's on a sustainable fashion charter.
In 2019, Stella McCartney entered into a partnership with LVMH to further develop her brad, while retaining majority ownership. She will also serve as a special advisor on sustainability to Bernard Arnault and the conglomerate's executive committee. Stella additionally became the first fashion designer ever to appear on the cover American Vogue in January 2020.
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