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STELLA MCCARTNEY RESPONDS TO RUMORS SHE DESIGNED MEGHAN MARKLE´S WEDDING DRESS

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Since Meghan Markle announced her engagement to Prince Harry in November, fans have been waiting with bated breath for who will design her royal wedding dress. There have been a lot of names thrown out—Victoria Beckham, Erdem, Ralph & Russos—but as of this week, it seems like Stella, high-end fashion designer, is the latest front-runner to design the most photographed wedding dress of the decade.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Stella McCartney attend The Commonwealth Fashion Exchange Reception at Buckingham Palace on February 19, 2018 in London, England.

Now, exactly a month before Markle and Harry are set to walk down the aisle, Stella is responding to the rumors, and she isn’t giving an answer either way. In an interview with The Guardian, the designer, who has designed for stars like Kate Hudson, Keira Knightley, and Naomi Campbell, played coy when asked if she’s designing Markle’s wedding dress.

Stella landed on the topic of Markle’s wedding dress when The Guardian‘s Jess Cartner-Morley brought up that she read an article that morning that said that McCartney was the royal wedding dress designer.
“I read this morning that you are designing the royal wedding dress,” Cartner-Morley said.
“Oh, you did, did you? You’re hilarious. How many designers have you said that to today?” McCartney responded.
The Guardian writer then pointed out that Stella didn’t confirm nor deny the rumor, to which McCartney responded by continuing to play coy. “Well, you didn’t actually ask a question,” Stella said.

source:stylecaster

 

STELLA MCCARTNEY: “ONLY 1% OF CLOTHING IS RECYCLED. WHAT ARE WE DOING?”

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Stella McCartney is a designer, a businesswoman and an environmental activist, but of the three, she says, fashion will always come first. “It has to, you see. Because the only way for me to start the conversation I want to start is by making a product that you want to buy and that you are going to spend your hard-earned money on. If the product is rubbish, then there is no conversation to be had. If I don’t have a successful business, then I’m an environmentalist who happens to be Paul McCartney’s daughter, and that is a conversation which lasts about three seconds. No one is going to come back for more of that chat.”

Last month, McCartney became one of the most powerful independent voices in fashion. She bought out the 50% share of her company that had been owned by the luxury giant Kering to become sole owner, a move she describes as “a crucial patrimonial decision”. An estimate by a Citigroup analyst put the label’s sales at around €260m (£226m) last year, a figure that, when combined with a lucrative Adidas partnership, makes Stella McCartney a significant brand, but still a minnow compared with Kering’s flagship names, Gucci and Saint Laurent. Instead of being a minor Kering label, Stella McCartney is now a proud indie. When you consider that, for a new generation of millennial consumers, the Beatles are receding from pop culture into the history books, the move means that Stella, at 46, has assumed control not only over the destiny of her brand, but over what the name McCartney stands for in the 21st century. “Owning my name changes my mindset,” she says. “It’s about legacy. My grandfather [Lee Eastman]’s motto was ‘staying power’, and I’ve always been about the long-term.”

 

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MEGHAN MARKLE WEARS STELLA MCCARTNEY; DESIGNER WILLING TO CREATE WEDDING DRESS

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Dave Grohl and Stella, 16 Jan, 2018

Meghan Markle is a fan of Stella. Prince Harry’s fiancée wore a black coat by the designer to an official engagement in Cardiff, Wales on Thursday, just two days after Stella revealed that she would be delighted to make a wedding dress for the former actress.

Prince Harry and his fiancée are in Wales to showcase the country’s culture and heritage, according to Kensington Palace. Fans gathered outside Cardiff Castle, the couple’s first stop on their tour. Meghan Markle greeted the well-wishers while wearing Stella’s fashionable tie detail coat.
The black jacket has peak lapels and an oversized tie at the waist, and it retails for $1,939.73. This isn’t the first time Meghan has worn Stella McCartney. Meghan was spotted in a velvet dress by the designer in 2011, according to Meghan’s Mirror, which logs Meghan’s clothing choices. She also wore sneakers that McCartney designed for Adidas last spring.

When asked by E! News on Tuesday night if she would be open to designing the wedding dress, McCartney said she’d “definitely think about it,” but with a little prodding, she revealed that she would “be honored.”
“I’ve done a few wedding dresses for very close friends, and it’s an incredible honor,” she explained. “So of course, you know, I think it’s one of the most special days in anyone’s life. And it’s such a personal affair, so I’m a big fan of doing wedding dresses in general.”
McCartney wouldn’t be allowed to talk about designing a gown for the royal family if she was hired. When Kate Middleton married Prince William in 2012, Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton wasn’t allowed to speak about nabbing the career-changing gig. No one knew she was designing Kate’s wedding dress until she was spotted sneaking into Kate’s hotel the night before the big day. Meghan Markle’s wedding dress designer will likely be subjected to the same amount of secrecy. Fans will have to wait until May 18 to find out who is designing Meghan Markle’s wedding dress.

source:ibtimes

STELLA MCCARTNEY HELD A FEST TUESDAY NIGHT IN L.A WITH PAUL AND RINGO

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Stella McCartney held an epic, music-filled fun fest Tuesday night in Hollywood with a performance by none other than dad Paul (who joined Dr. Pepper’s Jaded Hearts Club Band onstage for a banging rendition of “Helter Skelter”).

Held at the iconic SIR (Studio Instrument Rentals) Studios in Hollywood, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the event was a celebration of the fashion designer’s men’s and women’s autumn/winter 2018 collections, that had models dancing onstage and rocking out to performers Leon Bridges, St. Vincent, Beck, Grimes and more.

Nancy, Paul, Ringo and Barbara in Los Angeles

The crowd was art, fashion, Hollywood and music world heavy. Paul greeted Ringo with a hearty hug. Kiernan Shipka and Selma Blair, twinning in African print dresses and platform brogues from the designer’s spring collection, were all smiles near the neon “Stella” letters that greeted guests at the entrance, while stylist Karla Welch took in the timely Time’s Up neon sign with Amy Poehler down the hall.

Paul and Nancy attend Stella McCartney’s Autumn 2018 Collection Launch in L.A -16 January, 2018

David Hockney was roaming the neon-filled rooms with stylist George Blodwell (the stripe-loving Brit-Cal artist whose blockbuster retrospective is coming to L.A. next year has known Stella since she was a girl, he said), and TV writer Maria Bell was decked out in Stella’s latest collection pieces designed in collaboration with one of her favorite artists, Urs Fischer.

At the power table to the left of the stage, Stella held court with her dad, Ringo, David Lynch, Hockney and more,she was as excited as anyone else to see the rock n’ roll legends in the room, darting away to say hello to one of her faves. “The thing is, I’m so comfortable in a rock n’ roll environment, possibly more comfortable than in a fashion environment, that when I see the guitarist for the Foo Fighters I’m like, ah!,” she said. “I love his name is Pat Smear. I’m like, I get it! I know what you’re doing.”“For us, any historical music location in L.A. is somewhere we feel very at home,” she said, adding, “And all my friends seem to have moved here.” (Two years ago, the designer hosted a collection preview and party at Amoeba Records in Hollywood.)

On the Time’s Up initiative, the famously animal rights and sustainability-minded designer said, “Equality is such a big thing for me, and finding courage for men and women to be equal. Next is the fashion industry, we are all in this together.”
In the back room lined with glass cases full of hot guitars and horns, Stella showed her men’s and women’s collections on groups of models, while stars sipped “Paul McCartney’s favorite margaritas” (made with Casa Dragones tequila). Katy Perry posed with silver-haired model (and mother of Elon) Maye Musk, while stylist Jeanne Yang admired the white Stella leisure suit worn by BORNS. “He’s like the next David Bowie,” she said of the 26-year-old pop singer’s style.

Among the collection’s ath-boudoir fashion hits were Adidas Originals sports jerseys rendered in black lace, lacy slip dresses and party-ready jumpsuits, fugly Dad sneakers (they are all the rage) and a clutch with the cheeky slogan, “No Smile, No Service.” The women’s collection will be in stores in May, with the men’s following in June. Beck took the stage a little after 11 p.m. with the Compton Kidz Club choir, leading them in a rendition of “Like A Ship Without A Sail,” before moving into a song for Stella. “Let’s pretend it’s her prom,” he joked, crooning, “I Only Have Eyes For You.” Indeed.

 


STELLA MCCARTNEY RTW SPRING 2018

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“Women Power Love” is Stella’s new slogan, she designed an exclusive T-shirt.

For spring, Stella developed her signatures with a focus on volume and new takes on Skin-Free-Skin.

After a fabulous outing for fall in which Stella delivered a deliberate message of optimism and women’s empowerment, spring found her in a more subdued state of mind — at least, as telegraphed by her clothes. Here Stella’s seemed content to offer a straightforward series of wardrobe suggestions. “Exploring classic tailoring and signature silhouettes…A joyful exploration of British style,” she wrote in her program notes. This resulted in a lineup of fine clothes.

When Stella translated the unfettered silhouette into evening, it worked beautifully, her one-shouldered, ruffled red sack dress a glam charmer. A shapely “debutante” dress with puffed sleeves and peplum recalled the Eighties with excessive gusto.  As for the tailoring, it looked appealing and, as per the show notes, “timeless”.