Being the daughter of one of the biggest names in the world is always going to have people questioning your own talents, suggesting that you only got to where you are now due to the influence of your parents. When it comes to the fashion designer Stella McCartney, there is no bigger name in the world than her father Paul McCartney, so she was always going to have to work hard to make a name for herself in her own right.
With that said, Stella McCartney has gone on to become one of the biggest names in the world of fashion but she has sometimes used some of her friends in the fashion world for help. Way back in 1995, Stella got her model friends Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Yasmin Le Bon to walk in her graduate runway show, which was criticised at the time, and now the designer has admitted that she regrets doing so.
McCartney explained, "I look back on that moment and just feel a bit embarrassed that I was so naive. They were my mates and that's who I was hanging out with when I was at college, so when it came to choosing the models for my degree show I kind of thought I might as well ask my friends."
She added, "When I started college I tried to do it under a different name. I would never tell anyone. The discovery was always a bit painful, when you could tell people in the corridor were kind of looking at you differently. It would always be a bit 'oh God.'"
Well it has all worked out for the best in the end.