Born and raised in London, Stella McCartney graduated from Central St. Martin's in 1995. A signature style of sharp tailoring, natural confidence, and sexy femininity was immediately apparent in her first collection. Stella McCartney launched her own fashion house under her own moniker in October 2001. A lifelong vegetarian, Stella McCartney does not use any leather or fur in her designs. "There are a lot of eco possibilities with denim that I find exciting," she says. Many of the styles use 100% organic cotton, farmed using a water-efficient process that also avoids land-damaging chemicals. "I believe denim is a part of everybody's everyday life. It's a timeless classic with a million opportunities to inject freshness and attitude."