Sir Paul was back in Paris to support his daughter Stella at the opening of her Fall/Winter 2001 collection for Chloé. With the Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde seated beside him, Sir Paul shared the front row cheering section at the Palais du Louvre's Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs with friends George Martin, Peter Blake, Sir Richard Branson, Kate Moss, Debi Mazar, Liv Tyler and her boyfriend, Jefferson Hack.
Once again, Stella demonstrated that she is still a champion for the cause of animal rights showing designs she fashioned in fake fur and leather:
"All I'm saying is that you don't have to use real fur and real leather when fake looks just as good. I know what I want to wear and I know what girls want to wear to make them feel good. There's no mystery."
Sir Paul's impression of the show?
"Stella's work just gets better and better and better. The collection is fantastic, beautifully made, feminine and has such style. I try to make all her shows. And I also give her so much advice but she never takes it. I always suggest outfits but she doesn't do them . She's got a mind of her own. She makes music with her clothes."
To another reporter, he declared:
"She's my daughter and I am very, very proud of her. Her collections are futuristic, yet classy, traditional and at the same time very sexy. To quote an old song, 'it's getting better all the time'."
Stella was also quoted in the press this week with a charming insight into being the daughter of a Beatles legend:
"You're always embarrassed about some things in your family but we're all very close ... Dad's an icon and I have to remember that when I talk about him."
(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)
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