HEARING THE MUSIC: “Woo-hoo! Keep it in the family!” cried guests who’d crammed into the tiny courtyard of a 16th-century London pub to watch the premiere of a short film featuring Stella McCartney’s winter men’s wear collection.
The jolly bunch — fueled by Pimm’s, sparkling wine, beer and margaritas — cheered after the credits rolled, and particularly when they saw that Paul McCartney had composed the music for the surreal short directed by Sean Ellis.
Guests at Stella’s pub “lock-in” on Saturday night included Ellis, Mary McCartney, Steven Tyler, Steve Coogan, Presley Gerber, Lucie de la Falaise and Héloïse Letissier, lead singer of Christine and the Queens.
Steven Tyler and Stella McCartney
In Britain, a lock-in is what happens at the end of a night when a pub officially shuts, and the owner lets a choice few guests party until all hours. McCartney said that when she was a teenager, it was her aspiration to be cool enough to be part of a lock-in.
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With the pub keys in hand — at least for the night — she had other ideas. “I love this pub. I want to buy this pub,” said the designer as she circulated among models