stellamc_dethronebfas.jpgStella McCartney has been revealed as the new creative director for Team GB in the 2012 London Olympics.

The designer has taken a giant step forward in her collaboration with Adidas, to help create a full athletic kit for the both the Olympic and Paralympic teams. She will also design an exclusive Team GB lifestyle range for men and women, which can be bought by sports fans during autumn 2012.

"As a British fashion designer it is an amazing, once in a lifetime opportunity to be Creative Director of Team GB as the hosting nation of the London 2012 Olympic Games," McCartney said.

Her appointment marks the first time that a high-end designer has created sportswear for an Olympic team. McCartney has been working with Adidas since 2005.