Celebrated fashion designer Stella Mccartney has slammed reports her business has lost more than $12.6 million (GBP7 million) in the past two years.

The daughter of former BEATLE Sir Paul McCartney is furious that the media deliberately ignored her international sales figures and instead focused on her British trading in order to undermine her success.

Stella explains, "Our results were completely misinterpreted. The papers just focused on our UK figures before my London shop was even open, rather than the worldwide ones, which showed that we were doing really well.

"It's a much better story to say I'm a loser because my dad is Paul McCartney."

14/06/2004 17:21