Stella Mccartney has furiously hit out at her previous employers for crediting her former assistant Phoebe Philo with all of her designs.

Sir Paul McCartney's 33-year-old daughter has slammed French fashion house CHLOE for claiming its success is solely down to contributions made by Philo, who worked for McCartney during her four-year tenure as chief designer.

McCartney left in 2001 to start her own line at GUCCI, while Philo remained to run the Chloe label alone.

She says, "Yeah, Phoebe did it all, whatever.

"It's infuriating because a lot of that came from the Chloe camp.

"It was being spun, the whole thing. It was disappointing."

08/02/2005 13:57