Stella Nina McCartney was born on September 13, 1971 in London, England. She is second of three children born to ex-Beatle, Paul McCartney and his late wife, Linda.
She has become one of the most well-known and outspoken fashion designers in the world. Stella McCartney launched her career in 1995 when she invited her friends and supermodels Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss to model at her graduation from London’s Central St. Martins College of Art & Design. Two years later she was tapped to be head designer at the fashion house Chloe.
In 2001 McCartney landed a joint venture with Gucci Group, which agreed to let the young designer have her own label. She has since gone on to launch a number of different products, from lingerie and eye care, to organic skincare and perfume.
She received the VH1/Vogue Designer of the Year Award in 2000. She is a vegetarian like her mother and is an animal rights activist.
(Chloe by Stella McCartney)