Julia Roitfeld and Robert Konjic feted Stella McCartney's stunning collection last night in Paris.
As if this blindingly sunny NYC day wasn't enough to remind you that yes, spring is finally here, last night's park-themed soiree celebrating Stella McCartney's newest (and first) shop in Saks Fifth Avenue seemed to drive the point home. Amidst a cotton candy machine and swings, Stella-clad models mingled with guests on the astro-turfed floor, their bouquets of white and silver balloons bobbing well above the crowd's heads. And we have to say, we can't think of a more fitting way to showcase McCartney's playful motifs this season, from the confetti-like sheer dresses to the oversized, juicy-looking fruit prints. But while the mood was festive, both McCartney and co-host Liv Tyler turned serious when asked about the Costume Institute's McQueen exhibit at the Met: "The exhibition is exquisite," said McCartney "He was a good friend of mine for a long time." Tyler said. "[So the event] was very sad, but also very beautiful." She added, with a thoughtful laugh, "He would have thought that night was so, so amazing." Still, it was hard to be somber on such a celebratory night.
Stella McCartney's double-win at last night's British Fashion Awards, where she was awarded both Designer of the Year and the Designer Brand of the Year, capped off a year of non-stop success for her eponymous label. Success that probably made McCartney's former boss at Chloé eat his words. According to McCartney, he was pretty positive she, being a woman and all, wouldn't make it on her own.