All three of us came together with a deep feeling of love and joy for Stella’s accomplishment. Stella is family. I remember her from when she was a baby. Never thought that this baby would grow into such a magical person. Her creativity shows her free soul. And with that, she is giving a lot to the world. I love her. All three of us do. It was a very sweet day for us. yoko


Barbara Starkey, center, wife of Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, left, widow of Beatle John Lennon, and Olivia Harrison, widow of Beatle George Harrison, introduce designer Stella McCartney, daughter of Beatle Paul McCartney, as one of Glamour magazine’s 2009 Women of the Year at an awards ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York, Monday, Nov. 9, 2009.


Wearing a purple mini-dress she designed herself, the mother-of-three was honoured for her fashion label and her commitment to animal rights.

The 38-year-old was stunned when the widows and wife of her father Sir Paul McCartney’s Beatles bandmates came on stage to present her with the award.

John Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr’s wife Barbara Starkey and George Harrison’s widow Olivia Harrison united to praise McCartney’s work.