The daughter of ex-Beatle Paul McCartney and his wife Linda, Stella McCartney, born in 1972, hardly had a chance to be ordinary. At just 15, she was already working with fashion heavyweight Christian Lacroix on his first couture collection. She later went on to study fashion design in London, garnering plenty of attention at her graduation show for employing friends Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss as models. After launching her own line, McCartney signed on as chief designer at Chloe, the French couture house. Her collection of delicate, feminine clothing was positively received by the fashion world, boosting Chloe's sales and reputation and proving that McCartney wasn't just gliding by on her name. She left Chloe, however, in 2001 to develop her own label as part of the Gucci group, and opened her New York store in 2002. McCartney's line blends frilly elements like pastel silks and ribbons with street-worthy rocker accents, like slasher-tees and industrial zippers. All clothes are animal-free, including the shoes, which are outfitted from a leather-like plant derivative.

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