Stella McCartney is known for her clarity of design and her extraordinary dedication to human and animal well-being. Since 2001, the talented McCartney designs under her name. What some readers may not know: McCartney had only a 50 percent stake in her brand. The remaining share owned Kering, a French luxury group from France. This has changed now. McCartney is now the sole owner of her brand and this should remain so in the future.
To anticipate the worst: Hubert de Givenchy has passed away. The 91-year-old fashion designer was one of the greatest designers in history. His timeless and purist models made him world famous. Tight fitting jersey dresses were just as much a part of his designs as linen evening wear. He designed the balloon coat and elegant velvet bustiers.