26 March 2013 by

Stella McCartney Wears Navy Skirt Suit To Collect OBE From The Queen

Stella McCartney was at Buckingham Palace today with her husband, Alasdhair Willis, to receive her OBE for services to fashion from the Queen. She was the perfect advertisement for her clothing line in a navy cinched bespoke skirt suit by Stella, which she wore with a pair of blue velvet heels from her own collection. Simple, but oh-so chic.

Stella accessorised the suit with a Cartier headpiece which featured a delicate veil over her face. She looked flawless, we thinks. Ever since Jennifer Lawrence wore a delicate French veil in her first campaign for Miss Dior we have been a tad obsessed with this look. It's classic, chic and ladylike - the perfect headpiece to meet the Queeny.

Stella opened up to Channel 5 News about her chat with the Queen: 'She said to me “you, you seem very busy, very busy every time I see you” and I said “oh well I’m not quite as busy as you, Mam” and then she said “well there always seems to be another fashion show or, you know, another a fashion week” but I said “yes, but my greatest honour was designing the kit for your nation for the Olympics” and she said “oh well it was very, very good.”

Stella, who founded her label in 2001, said to the Press Association about the honour: 'I feel really proud and really excited and honoured to be here.' Stella was named in the New Year's Honours List after she created the Olympic kit for Team G.B. with Adidas.

Stella told Channel 5 News that she would love to design clothes for the Queen as she said: 'If she would have me, absolutely, I’d love to.' When asked if she rates the monarch's style she answered 'She’d be up there, I would have to say. She has a great timeless quality about her in what she wears and she’s very chic. You can’t knock her on her fashion really I don’t think.'

Stella spoke to Grazia Daily when she reveiled her Team G.B designs and said: 'I don’t think I ever would have imagined this. All I can say is – I’m so honoured, it really is such a great privilege to be involved.'

2012 was a big year for Stella as she was also named designer of the year at the British Fashion Awards, returned to London Fashion Week for a one off eveningwear show and dressed stars including Kate Middleton. Grazia Daily spoke to Stella at the British Fashion Awards about being a fashionable Brit and she said 'It's amazing to be born in London and to have a team of people that are from all over the world that choose to be part of a British brand, it is incredible. I feel so proud.'

Stella McCartney joins other British designers Dame Vivienne Westwood and Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen who have been awarded an OBE by the Queen for services to fashion.


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Mila Maggio (Sat Mar 30 13:22:54 GMT 2013): Fantastic