Stella Nina McCartney, OBE is an English fashion designer. She is the daughter of former Beatles member Sir Paul McCartney and American photographer and animal rights activist Linda McCartney. Stella McCartney launched her own fashion house under her name and showed her first collection in Paris in October 2001. A lifelong vegetarian, Stella 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. Stella McCartney now operates 40 freestanding stores in locations around the globe and in 2008 she launched her first lingerie collection of aspirational styles that reflect a modern woman’s needs, including maternity and nursing styles for the style conscious mother.