Friday 30 September 2016

Irish supermodel Stella Maxwell turns heads in Topshop at the Met Gala

Sasha Brady

Published 03/05/2016 | 14:44

Stella Maxwell and Maryna Linchuk arrive at the Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art May 2, 2016 in New York. / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY
Stella Maxwell and Maryna Linchuk arrive at the Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art May 2, 2016 in New York. / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

Irish model Stella Maxwell represented Topshop at Monday night's Met Gala in New York

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Stella, who was born in Belgium to Irish parents Stella Maynes and Maurice Maxwell, wore a rose gold, body-hugging gown with delicate straps and a dramatic train.

Stella Maxwell arrives at the Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art May 2, 2016 in New York. / AFP / Timothy A. CLARY
Stella Maxwell arrives at the Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art May 2, 2016 in New York. / AFP / Timothy A. CLARY

Speaking to Refinery29, the rumoured ex-girlfriend of Miley Cyrus said she was looking forward to catching up with her friends at the exclusive event.

“I’m really excited to be seeing my friends — Lily Rose Depp, Bella [Hadid], and Taylor Hill are some of my girls, and it’ll be fun to hang out with them, for sure.”

(L-R) Models Stella Maxwell, Taylor Hill, and Maryna Linchuk attend the
(L-R) Models Stella Maxwell, Taylor Hill, and Maryna Linchuk attend the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

She also couldn't contain her excitement at being chosen to represent one of the high street's big players.

"I think it’s really indicative of today’s culture — fashion reaches so many people, and brands like Topshop make owning a beautiful dress or outfit accessible. Imagine one dress made by hand, who could afford that today and who would have the time to wait for that?," she said

Taylor Hill, Kate Upton, Stella Maxwell, Sofia Richie,Nick Jonas, Douglas Booth and Cameron Dallas represented Topshop and Topman at the Met Gala.
Taylor Hill, Kate Upton, Stella Maxwell, Sofia Richie,Nick Jonas, Douglas Booth and Cameron Dallas represented Topshop and Topman at the Met Gala.

"Of course that market still exists but for a select few people. It’s so fun that everyone is involved in fashion. It’s so great that someone can make their own outfit of a design they made on their computer, or a trained designer can craft a masterpiece or Topshop can make a beautiful dress that a young girl going to an event can wear and feel beautiful.

"The key to fashion is to spar confidence and the feeling of beauty. It’s really wonderful I love that everyone can participate.”

Stella Maxwell gives ex-girlfriend Miley Cyrus a kiss on the cheek. Instagram
Stella Maxwell gives ex-girlfriend Miley Cyrus a kiss on the cheek. Instagram

Models Taylor Hill, Kate Upton and Instagram star Sofia Richie (daughter of Lionel) also wore bespoke Topshop for the big night.

Nick Jonas, Douglas Booth and Cameron Dallas were in tow for Topman.

Irish Victoria's Secret Angel Stella Maxwell posted this racy photo on Instagram
Irish Victoria's Secret Angel Stella Maxwell posted this racy photo on Instagram

24-year old Stella, who began her modelling career while studying as a student in New Zealand, was unveiled as a Victoria's Secret Angel last year.

Her father Maurice, a graduate of Queen's University, Belfast, worked for the European Commission and spent many years in Brussels.

Stella Maxwell, who was born in Belgium to Northern Irish parents
Stella Maxwell, who was born in Belgium to Northern Irish parents

Mr Maxwell's most recent appointment before retiring in 2012 was as head of the European Commission's office in Belfast.

Stella was raised between Belgium, New Zealand, Australia and the UK as her family travelled the world to follow her father's work.

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