View Full Version : Designer Stella McCartney (Daught of Beatle Paul) Expecting First Child

Oct 8th, 2004, 06:31 PM
Updated: 10:05 AM EDT
Stella McCartney Expecting Baby in Spring

Stella McCartney confirmed Friday morning that she is three months pregnant with her first child, her rep tells PEOPLE, adding that the designer is " thrilled with the news."
Word of her pregnancy came as the 33-year-old McCartney, who married former magazine publisher Alasdhair Willis last year, wound up her spring/summer collection show in Paris this week. The baby, who will arrive this spring, will make former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney a grandfather for the third time.

McCartney's rep, who prefers not to give his name, says, " Stella is looking forward to being a working mother," while the designer herself tells Britain's Daily Telegraph that she doesn't know the sex of her baby. " I want it to be a natural thing. I want the surprise."

It appears McCartney was inspired by impending motherhood when designing her new collection. Recognizable for its loose and airy ambience, the line featured billowing drawstring smocks and A-line tunics all perfect for flattering a growing tummy.

10/08/2004 08:51 EST