Stella McCartney Named British Designer of the Year
Score one for vegan fashions!
On Wednesday night, designer and animal rights rockstar Stella McCartney was named British Designer of the Year at the Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards.
Wearing a gold lamé jumpsuit (presumably of her own design) the 41-year-old designer was on hand to collect her award, although did arrive late after taking her children trick-or-treating.
Though obviously pleased with her win, McCartney admitted that the demands of her family — she has four children — make it challenging to stay on top of the fashion world.
”Honestly, it’s not easy and it’s silly to pretend that it is…I lose it sometimes,” she told Harper’s Bazaar. “If I’ve had four hours’ sleep because I was at something late and up early with the kids, then I am not a particularly good mum and not a particularly good colleague at work.”
It’s no wonder McCartney is exhausted — her vegan designs are everywhere these days. In addition to her own clothing line, she has also launched a perfume and a sunglasses collection, and designs sportswear for Adidas. She was also responsible for Great Britain’s Olympic uniforms this year.
It’s great to see such recognition for a designer who works so hard to be cruelty-free. Well done, Stella!