Stella McCartney by Rebecca Aldridge

Stella McCartney

Written by Rebecca Aldridge
Illustrated by


Stella McCartney by Rebecca Aldridge

She counts A-list celebrities among her friends, and her father is the legendary Beatle Paul McCartney. For fashion designer Stella McCartney, her life and career show that a famous last name can be both a blessing and a curse, needing to prove that she is successful because of talent instead of birthright. At age 15, she interned with Christian Lacroix. In college, she apprenticed on Savile Row, where she learned the fine art of tailoring. Just five years after graduation, the young designer was appointed creative director of the French ready-to-wear house Chloe. After a successful reign turning around a dying label, McCartney launched a label of her own, Stella McCartney Ltd., with help from fellow designers Tom Ford and Gucci. McCartney has worked to make her fashion lines more vegan-friendly, an anomaly in an industry that values the use of animal products such as leather and fur. In Stella McCartney, learn how this eco-conscious leader and skilled designer overcame the perception that her famous name, rather than her undeniable talent, propelled her success.

About the Author

Rebecca Aldridge has been an editor and writer for more than 11 years. In addition to this title, she has written nonfiction children's books about Thomas Jefferson, the presidency, and Italian immigrants in America. Her editorial work includes input on more than 50 children's nonfiction books, ranging in topics from disease and illness to the Revolutionary War. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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112 pages


Rebecca Aldridge
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Checkmark Books an imprint of Facts On File Inc

Publication date

15th February 2011



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