Celebrated designer Stella McCartney may have grown up with one of music’s most iconic figures as her father, but she still had to pinch pennies.
“I’ve grown up in a family that doesn’t chuck stuff away,” McCartney (the daughter of Beatles legend Paul McCartney and famed photographer Linda McCartney) told PorterEdit. “And it sounds silly, but I didn’t have a huge amount of money as a kid.”
Continued the 47-year-old fashion favorite: “My mum and dad were really clever; I went to a comprehensive [school] and I wasn’t given a load of cash, so I would go to vintage and secondhand shops and markets to buy clothes. I think that’s kind of the future, and I would encourage kids to rent clothes and buy secondhand because you don’t have to always go for that quick fix. It’s way more exciting and cooler.”Her parents’ eco-friendly lifestyle clearly rubbed off on McCartney, herself a lifelong vegetarian and staunch supporter of animal rights. The designer’s collections are famously free of leather, skin, fur and feathers, and even her wools and silks are sustainably sourced and cruelty-free.
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