New Years Honours: Fashion designer Stella McCartney made an OBE

07:00 29 December 2012

Fashion designer Stella McCartney. File picture: Ian West/PA Wire

Fashion designer Stella McCartney. File picture: Ian West/PA Wire

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Fashion designer Stella McCartney has been made an OBE in the New Years Honours, in the same year she designed the kit for Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes.

The daughter of Sir Paul McCartney and his first wife Linda graduated from Central Saint Martins College in 1995.

Her final show as a student saw her designs modelled by famous friends including Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell to a soundtrack which included a new song written in her honour by her father.

Two years later, she was appointed creative director of French fashion house Chloe - a move widely derided at the time, but she proved a runaway success and soon left to launch her own label.

A lifelong vegetarian, McCartney does not use any leather or fur in her designs. Her collections include women’s ready-to-wear, accessories, lingerie, eyewear, fragrance and kids.

Since setting up her own label, she has built up her business and now runs more than 20 stores around the world selling her designs to some 100 countries and has teamed up with brands including Adidas and H&M.

Earlier this year, she was named Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards - in part for her work designing the kit worn by Team GB and the nation’s Paralympians.

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