stella_mccartney_lovesliverpool.jpgIf it is one thing that we have learnt over the weekend, it's that Stella McCartney loves Liverpool. The Brit designer returned to her roots yesterday by hosting a special presentation of her autumn/winter '08 collection at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA).

The designer was joined by her father Paul McCartney at the show which formed part of the city's European Capital of Culture celebrations.

"It's the first time Stella's shown her collection in England and she did it especially for Liverpool. Paul was performing at Anfield so she just thought it would be the perfect opportunity and to also raise funds for a worthy cause," said a spokesperson for the designer.

The show featured a number of musical performances, and an entertaining game of musical chairs by the models. Guests, including Coleen McLoughlin and Yoko Ono, were welcomed with a glass of champagne and heart-shaped badges.

Paul McCartney co-founded LIPA in 1996 on the site of his and John Lennon's old art college. Today the institute offers training and education for those interested in entering the arts and entertainment business.

"It's great. We just thought it would be really good fun to come and do it and good to work with LIPA. I'm very proud of my family involvement with LIPA," Stella added.

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