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Fashion Designer Stella McCartney celebrated her 40th birthday surrounded by her famous friends at a party in London last week. McCarney showed up in a sparkling blue-sequined dress of her own design, her hair pulled back into a simple bun and her skin glowing. The entire look was very modern and elegant.
Stella McCartney is the daughter of famous former Beatles Sir Paul McCartney. She was born and raised in London. Although being only 40 this year, Stella is a well-recognized and honored fashion designer.
Her achievements are in fashion and social awareness and have been proven in the following awards: the Woman of Courage Award for work against cancer at the prestigious Unforgettable Evening event (2003, LA), the Star Honoree at the Fashion Group International Night of the Stars (2004, NY), the Organic Style Woman of the Year Award (2005, NY), the Green Designer of the Year at the ACE Awards (2008, NY) and many others.
In 2009, she was honored by the NRDC, featured in the Time 100 and recognized as a Glamour magazine Woman of the Year. Stella is a lifelong vegetarian and does not use any leather or fur in her designs. Her collections include women’s ready-to-wear, accessories, lingerie, eyewear, fragrance and organic skincare.
Recently McCartney has opened 15 freestanding stores in prime locations including Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, London’s Mayfair, LA’s West Hollywood, Paris’ Palais Royal and in Milan, as well as opening doors in Beirut, Las Vegas and Rome. Her collections are now distributed in over 50 countries through 600 wholesale accounts including specialty shops and department stores.
Being a top fashion designer to celebrities, it was no surprise that Stella’s party had an impressive guest list. According to the Daily Mail UK, among the celebrities who accompanied Stella’s birthday fun were model Kate Moss, actress Kate Hudson who arrived with her partner and Muse frontman Matt Bellamy and Gwyneth Paltrow.
One of the guests of honor was Sir Paul McCartney, Stella’s father who arrived with his fiancée Nancy Sheval. Other guests included U2 frontman Bono who showed up with his wife Alison Hewson, actress Jamie Winstone, actor Alfie Allen, singer Sharleen Spiteri and designer Tom Ford.
It wasn’t just Stella who proved that maturing women can still be attractive and stylish. Looking at the photos from Stella’s birthday party available on dailymail.co.uk, beautiful women such as Rachel Weisz said that turning forty was “so not a major milestone.”
The all-night birthday party took place at the Asprey House in Wellington Arch and ended with an after-party at the Groucho Club in Soho according to Daily Mail UK. There may be more partying time in Stella’s McCartney future, because she’s set to show her spring 2012 designs on October 3 during Fashion Week in Paris.