Stella's Birthday Party


Rock 'n' roll turnout as Stella McCartney celebrates 40th birthday14 SEPTEMBER 2011

Fashion maven Stella McCartney celebrated her 40th birthday with a gathering of the biggest names in music and movies.

Among those on the exclusive guest list at Tuesday's party in London were Stella's newlywed pal Kate Moss and new parents Kate Hudson and her fiancé Matt Bellamy.

Meanwhile, good friend Gwyneth Paltrow brought Hollywood glamour to proceedings.

U2's Bono and his wife Ali Hewson were also at the bash – held at Asprey House, the former London residence of the Duke of Wellington – as was fellow designer Tom Ford, singer Sharleen Spiteri, actress Jaime Winstone and her ex Alfie Allen.

Guest of honour was of course Stella's father, Beatles legend Paul McCartney who rolled up with his fianceé Nancy Shevell.

And, Stella's older sister, photographer Mary, was definitely in a party mood, arriving with balloons and a big smile on her face.

The birthday girl, escorted to her party by husband Alasdhair Willis, was on sparkling form in an elegant blue dress, her hair caught up in a simple chignon.

Following the main event, guests were then seen heading for the afterparty at Soho's Groucho Club.

They had all been given a pair of mugs to commemorat the occasion, each one featuring a photo of Stella as a child.


Anonymous said...

Maybe it's just me but why isn't Mary at home with her 11 day old son? She should be on maternity leave and resting! She could've waited at least another week to party. I'm sure Stella would've understand.

Where's James and Heather? Didn't they go to Stella's birthday party?

Anonymous said...

Well as long as the baby is welltaken care of I see no problem in that Mary goes partying,it's a well deserved time off after having a baby and taking care of a family of six.
Stella is stunning in this dress.

Anonymous said...

You never know how long Mary was there. She might have just stopped by and maybe left after a hour or so.

Either way, she looks fabulous after having a baby 11 days ago!!

I love Stella's dress!

Nawel said...

I agree Mary is aloud to have some mummy and daddy time,
James was there,as for Heather I don't know but it's quite tricky cos the paps do not know who she is so I think if she was there she just entered the restaurant and nobody noticed that she's Stella's sister,this is how I see it.