Stella McCartney’s Asia Tour Culminates With Kate Moss and Impressive Topiaries


Like every luxury label and its mother, Stella McCartney is expanding in Asia, where she spent the past week boosting her profile with a multicity tour through Japan and China. She celebrated a new flagship store in Beijing (in an ecofriendly building, no less!), hosted a black-tie dinner in Shanghai, presented her collection in Tokyo, and threw a party with Lane Crawford in Hong Kong, which Kate Moss was kind enough to attend.

Although McCartney told WWD that the trip was more about “gaining a greater understanding of this part of the world” than it was about publicity, she certainly got a great deal of local attention (the British Embassy in Tokyo doesn’t make a giant name-bush for just anybody). Meanwhile, folks in Shanghai welcomed the designer with acrobats, dancers, Chinese plate-spinning, an opera singer, and contortionists spelling our her name with their bodies.

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