This is an Instagram posted by Vogue editor Suzy Menkes. The IG was of Stella McCartney at the opening of her store’s holiday window in London. People noted that Stella looks… different. To be fair, this isn’t a well-lit red carpet shot. The overheard light makes everyone look different. But still… people are talking. People are wondering if Stella got some work done on her face.
Her father sang Can’t Buy Me Love with The Beatles, but fashion designer Stella McCartney seems to have been able to acquire a strikingly different face. Sir Paul McCartney’s 44-year-old daughter hosted a Christmas party at her Mayfair store this week, but it was her looks that sparked far more interest than her frocks.
When Vogue international editor Suzy Menkes posted this photograph of Stella online, she was bombarded with comments about the designer’s noticeably plump cheeks, smooth forehead and full lips. ‘What’s happened to her face?’ demanded one fan of Stella’s usually glamorous looks.
Another — most unfairly — compared her with the scary character from horror film Child’s Play: ‘She looks like Chucky’s sister. I’m shocked! What happened to growing old gracefully?’
I noticed – but did not post – photos of Stella at the British Fashion Awards last Monday, and so I’m including those pics below. Those photos – more than the Instagram pic – convince me that she has had some work done. I do think that some women get into their 30s and 40s and suddenly their cheekbones “pop” for whatever reason, whether it’s weight loss or age. That is not what’s happening here. Stella has always had a round face, almost a baby-face. And now suddenly she looks pulled tighter than Madonna and she’s got big, high “cheekbones”? Nah, man. She’s been worked on. Here are some pics from the BFAs:
And here are some photos of Stella’s babyface in 2014. She’s totally had work done! I think she might have gotten a “ribbon lift,” which is the same thing that made Madonna look so ghoulish for years.
Photos courtesy of WENN, Instagram.