Stella McCartney Ended Her Paris Show With The Anti-War Song "Give Peace a Chance"
Famous fashion designer Stella McCartney - the daughter of Paul McCartney - ended the winter show of her fashion house with John Lennon's anti-war song "Give Peace a Chance".
According to Reuters, the models paraded down the glass corridors above Paris's Pompidou Centre in elegant, bohemian-looking dresses with pockets and puff sleeves, accompanied by rhythmic music and with dizzying Parisian views in the background.
"I firmly believe in peace and love," Stella McCartney said, adding of John Lennon's song, which she described as "my father's best friend", is "a personal song that reflects the whole world's thoughts, I hope, right now".
"Obviously I’m anti-war...My heart goes out hugely to the people of Ukraine and it’s heartbreaking, it’s a traumatic experience to witness so one can only imagine what those poor people are going through," Stella McCartney said.
Her fashion house is part of the luxury group LVMH, which along with Hermes, Kering - the owner of Gucci - and Chanel, announced on Friday it will suspend operations in Russia.
Several Big Fashion Designers Openly Talked About the War
Some famous fashion designers have spoken publicly about trying to find the right tone in their presentations and the decision to go ahead with Paris Fashion Week events while world attention is focused on the crisis in Ukraine.
France's capital is hosting the final leg of the industry shows, which also took place in New York, London, and Milan and ends on March 8.
In Milan, Georgio Armani chose, amid the Ukraine crisis, to drop the music during his fashion show.
In Paris, Balenciaga's creative director Demna Gvasalia spoke about his experience as a refugee from Georgia and gave guests Ukrainian flag T-shirts.
Isabel Marant wore a blouse in the colors of the Ukrainian flag, blue and yellow.
We invite you to watch the video of Stela McCartney's presentation in Paris.