LONDON — Stella McCartney’s celebrity-pulling machine kicked into overdrive at the opening of her first London store Thursday night. Guests stepping over the threshold at 30 Bruton Street included Madonna, Tom Ford, Valentino, Giancarlo Giammetti, Mario Testino and Tracey Emin — whose neon installation, Just Love Me, hangs on a wall in the store.
“I have so many butterflies, it’s all a bit scary, but I’m so excited,” said McCartney, who was dressed in a silvery-gray satin coat.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"