Born and raised in London and the English countryside, Stella McCartney graduated from Central Saint Martins, London, in 1995. A signature style of sharp tailoring, natural confidence, and sexy femininity was immediately apparent in her first collection, and in 1997, after only two collections, she was appointed the creative director of Chloé in Paris. In 2001, in partnership with the luxury-goods company Kering, McCartney launched her own fashion house under her name.
Fashion and Art: Stella McCartney
The fashion designer Stella McCartney is best known for pioneering “vegan style,” a term referring to the animal-product-free designs of her luxury label. Derek Blasberg spoke to her about a childhood surrounded by artists such as Frank Stella and Willem de Kooning, and how their inspiration continues to influence her design process.