(1971 - )
Stella McCartney is a Jewish English fashion designer and daughter of Beatles member Sir Paul McCartney.
McCartney (born September 13, 1971) was born in London, England, the second child of Paul and American photographer Linda. As a girl, Stella travelled around the world with her parents and later attended London's Central St. Martin's College
of Art and Design and her graduation featured supermodels Kate Moss
and Naomi Campbell wearing her designer clothes down the runway. She
had experience in the world of fashion well before college, however,
having been an apprentice under Christian Lacroix and working on Savile
In 1997 Chloe, a French fashion house, hired her as
head designer. Many believed the appointment to be a publitity stunt,
but Stella proved herself and continued to work there until 2001, when
she started her own clothes brand under Gucci.
McCartney married British publisher Alasdhair Willis in August 2003. The couple has four children.
In an interview with British Glamour magazine Stella
claimed her Jewish identity: "My Mum was Jewish," she says.
"Maybe I'm a really bad Jew because I'm always so excited to say
that I am , but I don't live and breathe the religion."
Forward (December 27, 2002) and Vogue