Stella McCartney’s autumn/winter show at Paris Fashion Week ended with a touching tribute to the late George Michael.
Instead of the traditional finale, the show ended with the models singing and dancing to the singer’s hit “Faith” – a performance that left members of the audience dancing in their seats.
George Michael died last year at the age of 53. He was famously supportive and influential to the British fashion industry and cast five of the biggest ‘90s supermodels – Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Tatjana Patitz Christy Turlington, and Cindy Crawford – in his music video for “Freedom! ‘90”.
McCartney’s collection had a British theme running throughout with pieces including a quilted overcoat inspired by the Queen’s outdoor wardrobe, knitwear and prints with equestrian motifs, and checked trouser suits paying homage to the traditions of Savile Row.
Eveningwear included knitted dresses and jumpsuits in shades of camel and navy, some with conical bras in a nod to the equestrian theme.
Stella McCartney’s commitment to cruelty-free and sustainable fashion was also apparent throughout the collection, with shoes and bags made from non-leather materials.