Irish supermodel Stella Maxwell turns heads in Topshop at the Met Gala
Published 03/05/2016 | 14:44
Irish model Stella Maxwell represented Topshop at Monday night's Met Gala in New York
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.
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.”
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
"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.”
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.
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.
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.