British fashion designer Stella McCartney hosted the annual Christmas lights switch-on at her Bruton Street store. Dame Edna Everage was the special guest who switched on the lights. McCartney said, “The brief is to have fun. I have been dying to get Dame Edna for so long, I’m chuffed.”
Stella McCartney, the daughter of former Beatle Paul McCartney and photographer, musician and animal rights activist Linda, showed her first collection in Paris in October 2001. She received an OBE in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to the fashion industry.
Stella received the VH1/Vogue Designer of the Year Award in New York in 2000. Her father Paul McCartney, presented the award and she dedicated it to her late mother.
In February 2013 Women’s Hour on BBC Radio 4 assessed her as one of the 100 most powerful women in the United Kingdom.