Stella McCartney Celebrates First Menswear Collection

by MR Magazine Staff

On any regular day in London, the pedestrian zebra crossing at Abbey Road in the St John’s Wood neighborhood is lined with tourists who are eager to re-create the famous Beatles 1970 record cover, which pictures the iconic band members astride the black-and-white stripes a stone’s throw away from their famous recording studio. Ask any taxi driver and they’ll tell you that they purposefully avoid the route. Last night, however, a slither of male models in boxy jackets, silk shirts, cropped trousers, and leather-free sandals made their way across the landmark road and into Abbey Road Studios for a night of fashion and music hosted by Stella McCartney. McCartney was celebrating the launch of her debut menswear collection, as well as the Resort presentation of her long-established womenswear line, and in true Stella style — remember those dancing models at her Paris Fashion Week show? — it was more of a music festival than a fashion show. Considering McCartney spent her formative years as a designer distancing herself from her iconic surname, it was a marker of her confidence that she directly celebrated her rock and roll heritage with a nod to her famous father. “I came here a lot as a child,” she said upon arrival. “This place means so much to our family. I was on the phone to my dad earlier today and he was saying how he’s been here since he was 20 years old.” Read more at New York Magazine.