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Stella McCartney Collaborates with Frank Stella for Paris Collection

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American painter Frank Stella once expressed that he could tell a story with shapes. Paris fashion week has lived up to that standard. Ranging from Christian Dior’s triumphant postwar style to the latest apocalypse chic of Vetement’s oversized street outfits. 

Stella McCartney, whose designs gravitate toward relaxed silhouettes instead of embroidery or ruffles. This has somehow felt a connection with Stella that spans even surpassing their sharing of a name. 

Held on the rooftop of the Pompidou Centre. Stella by Stella was a fashion collection as well as a commemoration of the painter. 

Collage made by Stella in 1988 Ahab was translated by McCartney as “pure and direct off the canvas,” which led to the creation of a flowing stretch viscose suit. Deleted elements of other patterns to create something “more appealing and wearable.” On a shirt or dress, that would sound appealing rather than intimidating.

Stella had consented to every item, “which was terrifying because he has great taste. He also has an incredible knowledge of art and design—and also, he’s really moody,”.  McCartney told this behind-the-scenes after the show. “There were a few things he said no to, but I was shocked by what he allowed us do,” the author told.

Stella’s early pieces lean to monochrome and straight lines, and this show started at the start, first showing a fluffy coat in sustainable, cruel-free Fur Free Fur filled with early-Stella-ish bold monochromatic lines. 

McCartney continued: “His more linear early work lends itself so well to tailoring, and I love how he spans minimalism and maximalism, which has such a parallel without brand, which has a very simple masculine side and then more explosive, feminine side.” 

Pinstripes that are positioned diagonally were used to create a pair of pants, and triangular panels were used to create a knit dress.

The showpieces were a sight for sore eyes; however, the far from literal items were the most appealing to wear. 

McCartney cracked a joke about the wine you’ve been drinking in seclusion being turned into a handbag backstage at her most recent trial in sustainable materials.

From Italian wineries close to the brand’s accessories headquarters, grape skin was used to make handbags.

The show ended with the song “Give Peace a Chance” by John Lennon. As for the suffering of the Ukrainian people, McCartney added, “I just want to let everyone know that everyone at Stella feels such immense sympathy for everything that they are going through and that our thoughts are with them.

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