British designer shows off striking outerwear and vegan bags made from grapes, apples and mushrooms

Stella McCartney opened her winter show not with pyrotechnics or a light display but seven dappled grey horses galloping around the sandy equestrian centre of France’s oldest riding school, L’École Militaire.

It was the first time the British designer had shown living animals on the catwalk, but that was the point. “There is so much leather, fur and feathers on these runways, particularly in winter. I just wanted to show that you could show animals in a different way,” she said.

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