“I did a lot of looking at my own kids,” Stella McCartney said on Thursday evening of the inspiration for the lines she was launching for GapKids and BabyGap. Acting as ringmaster for a wild scrum of little ones at the Little Red School House in Greenwich Village, McCartney offered a quick collection assessment: Of the band-major jacket with brass buttons, McCartney said with a laugh, “No, it’s not Sgt. Pepper. If I did that, I’d have done it in bright blue.” There was a lion-covered sweater dress, plus plenty of staple pieces like henleys and Ts. “All the women in the office have them,” said Gap creative director Patrick Robinson, whose son, Wyeth, stood nearby in head-to-toe Stella for GapKids. “They’re just cool, adorable clothes.”
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?"