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Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney, by Mary McCartney, November 1998 - NPG x126205 - © Mary McCartney

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Stella McCartney

by Mary McCartney
colour print, November 1998
19 1/2 in. x 15 1/2 in. (496 mm x 394 mm)
Purchased, 2003
Photographs Collection
NPG x126205

Sitterback to top

  • Stella McCartney (1972-), Fashion designer; daughter of Sir Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney. Sitter in 6 portraits.

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  • Mary McCartney (1969-), Photographer; daughter of Sir Paul and Linda McCartney. Artist of 18 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

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  • 100 Photographs, 2018, p. 128 Read entry

    British fashion designer Stella McCartney (b.1971) worked with Christian Lacroix and Betty Jackson before studying fashion at St Martin’s School of Art, London, where she graduated in 1995 with a star-studded catwalk show in which her friends Kate Moss, Yasmin Le Bon and Naomi Campbell modelled her clothes. McCartney’s clothes are known for their sharp, simple tailoring with a feminine edge. In 1997, she succeeded Karl Lagerfeld as the creative director of Parisian fashion house Chloé, and in 2001 she launched her own eponymous label. She is seen here in a photograph taken by her sister, Mary McCartney (b.1969) - both are daughters of former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney and photographer and animal-rights activist Linda McCartney. Mary followed in her mother’s footsteps by taking up photography, and has created instinctual and candid portraits of many eminent subjects.

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Art and science

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International

The British and Irish governments sign the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement, which is subsequently endorsed by voters in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland at referendums. The Agreement established a new Northern Ireland Assembly, which formed a parliament made up of representatives from different parties. The Assembly has since been suspended and attempts continue for its re-establishment.

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