On November 9, 2009, Stella McCartney was presented with an award as one of Glamour’s Women of the Year for 2009. The award was presented to her at Carnegie Hall in New York City by none other than Yoko Ono, widow of the late John Lennon, Olivia Harrison, widow of the late George Harrison, and Barbara Bach, wife of Ringo Starr.
This was a touching gesture from the wives of Paul McCartney’s fellow bandmates from The Beatles, since Stella’s mother, Linda McCartney, died in 1998.
Yoko wrote about the event on her website:
All three of us came together with a deep feeling of love and joy for Stella’s accomplishment. Stella is family. I remember her from when she was a baby. Never thought that this baby would grow into such a magical person. Her creativity shows her free soul. And with that, she is giving a lot to the world. I love her. All three of us do. It was a very sweet day for us. yoko
The 38-year-old fashion designer wore a purple mini-dress that she designed and complained that it was the wrong thing to wear to an awards ceremony. McCartney was honored for her contributions to the fashion industry and her support of animal rights.
Stella recently joined her father and sister, Mary, to raise support for the Meat Free Mondays campaign to encourage people to eat less meat.
Watch a video of highlights from the 2009 Glamour Women of the Year awards