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Stella McCartney
Publication Information:
New York : Chelsea House, 2011.
Physical Description:
112 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Introduction. More than just a name -- A "normal" childhood -- The fashion-world fledgling -- Reinvigorating Chloé -- Gucci's new girl -- Success in work, life, and love -- The brand branches out -- Activist and advocate -- McCartney continues making her way.
Personal Subject:
Profiles the life and career of the fashion designer, including her famous parents, work in fashion, activism, and family life.


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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 Chlo#65533;. 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.

Author Notes

Rebecca Aldridge has been a writer and editor for more than 14 years. She has written several nonfiction children's books including titles on Apolo Anton Ohno, Thomas Jefferson, Italian immigrants in America, the Titanic, and the Hoover Dam. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-Biography collections in need of a bit of sprucing up should find these titles helpful. Although the books do not follow a direct path from early years to current careers, the personal and professional lives of these fashion idols are covered equally. The volumes are fairly dense with information, so readers may have to use the indexes to find particular facts. Some of the titles, Versace in particular, due to his murder, borrow heavily from previously published works. Curiously, for books about such a visual art form, the full-color photos are pedestrian in content and quality. This criticism aside, these are solid choices.-Carol Fazioli, Gwynedd-Mercy College, Gwynedd Valley, PA (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introduction: More than Just a Namep. 6
1 A ôNormalö Childhoodp. 10
2 The Fashion-World Fledglingp. 18
3 Reinvigorating Chloép. 26
4 Gucci's New Girlp. 37
5 Success in Work, Life, and Lovep. 50
6 The Brand Branches Outp. 63
7 Activist and Advocatep. 74
8 McCartney Continues Making Her Wayp. 83
Chronology and Timelinep. 94
Glossaryp. 98
Bibliographyp. 100
Further Resourcesp. 107
Picture Creditsp. 108
Indexp. 109
About the Authorp. 112