Stella McCartney debuts Pre-Fall 2015 collection in NYC
"It's fake fur," said Stella McCartney, who is majorly against the use of the real thing, however, the British designer did struggle with the idea of even promoting the look for her Pre-Fall lineup. "But I was speaking to women and they were like, 'No, I want the fake fur alternative.' I thought, why not just do great fake fur so real fur isn't needed anymore?"
Held at the top floor of the Upper East Side's James Burden Mansion, which houses the Convent of the Sacred Heart's Lower School, McCartney's guests, including Kristen Stewart and Chloe Sevigny, watched models played mini-golf while donning the label's new tailored ensembles.
Chloe Sevigny, Stella McCartney and Miranda July
There was faux gilets, hats and coats in a woven synthetic fiber (which looked like the real furry deal) with patches that read 'Fur Free Fur'. And as usual, there was an abundance of fresh wardrobe staples, from baggy black trousers and ribbed turtlenecks to tailored coats in a faded leopard print, and bold details – big gold buttons, playful floral prints and metal embellishments.
Each look was designed for day-to-night dressing, with some staying true to the evening theme more than others, as McCartney presented a strapless jumpsuit decorated with gold hardware at the bust, and a clean cut tunic and trouser set.
Stella McCartney and Miranda July
Chloe Sevigny and Stella McCartney