Stylish Stella McCartney turns 43 with Beatle Paul at her side

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Can’t Buy Me Love (but you can get me that bag)! Stella McCartney turns 43 in style as she sits front row at husband’s fashion show with legendary dad Paul

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By Marc Jackson for MailOnline

While most of us spend our birthdays preparing to hit the town with friends, Stella McCartney celebrated turning a year older in much more stylish surroundings.

The acclaimed designer decided to mark her 43rd birthday on Saturday in the way she feels most comfortable – at a star-studded fashion show.

The flame-haired style icon took up a seat on the front row of the Hunter Spring/Summer 15 runway presentation during London Fashion Week.

Turning older in style: Stella McCartney marked her 43rd birthday on the front row of the Hunter Originals Spring/Summer show on Saturday

Turning older in style:  Stella McCartney marked her 43rd birthday on the front row of the Hunter Originals Spring/Summer show on Saturday

But of course, no birthday is complete without being surrounded by your family – so it was a good job that Stella’s dad, Beatles legend Paul McCartney, was sat nearby.

In between the father and daughter was the rock icon’s wife, Nancy Shevell, while Stella had another fabled figure on her other side:  Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.

A glowing Stella defied her years as she enjoyed her birthday, wearing a long striped maroon and duck egg dress with a pair of platform sandals.

As well as her famous father, other chart-topping attendees included rocker Chrissie Hynde and pop star Rita Ora, who seemed to strike up a fast friendship with the former Fab Four member.

Hey dad! The birthday girl had her famous father Paul McCartney by her side as they celebrated her turning a year older

Hey dad!  The birthday girl had her famous father Paul McCartney by her side as they celebrated her turning a year older

Family affair: The designer joked with her step-mother Nancy Shevell as they waited for the show to star

Family affair:  The designer joked with her step-mother Nancy Shevell as they waited for the show to start

FROW friends: A raft of famous people had turned out to see the brand's new collection, including (left to right) Anna Wintour, Chrissie Hynde, Rita Ora and Jamie Campbell Bower

FROW friends:  A raft of famous people had turned out to see the brand’s new collection, including (left to right) Anna Wintour, Chrissie Hynde, Rita Ora and Jamie Campbell Bower

Proud wife: The Hunter S/S 15 collection is the second Hunter runway show since Stella's husband Alasdhair Willis took over as creative director

Proud wife:  The Hunter S/S 15 collection is the second Hunter runway show since Stella’s husband Alasdhair Willis took over as creative director

After the show, the RIP hitmaker took to Instagram to wish Stella many happy returns, writing:  ‘Happy birthday you amazing lady. Rita f*$kin loves ya!’

Saturday wasn’t only a big day for the birthday girl – it also marked Stella’s husband Alasdhair Willis’ second collection as creative director of the Hunter brand.

Most famous for its must-have wellington boots – a favourite among trendy festival-goers – the brand is focusing on creating further hype around its waterproof outerwear, bags and shoes.

Earned her stripes: Stella looked chic in a long striped maroon dress with wooden platform sandals

Earned her stripes:  Stella looked chic in a long striped maroon dress with wooden platform sandals

Treat: The style icon shared a snap of her birthday cake - including the spelling mistake in the icing

Treat:  The style icon shared a snap of her birthday cake – including the spelling mistake in the icing

New pals: Sir Paul McCartney seemed to strike up a fast friendship with pop star Rita Ora

New pals:  Sir Paul McCartney seemed to strike up a fast friendship with pop star Rita Ora

Mwah mwah! The RIP hitmaker uploaded a snap of her greeting Stella on Instagram, writing: 'Happy birthday you amazing lady. Rita f*$kin loves ya!'

Mwah mwah!  The RIP hitmaker uploaded a snap of her greeting Stella on Instagram, writing:  ‘Happy birthday you amazing lady.  Rita f*$kin loves ya!’

Stella looked on in pride as a series of yellow and green waterproof designs were strutted down the runway by both female and male models.

Speaking to Grazia about wanting to take the brand in a new direction earlier this year, Alasdhair explained:  ‘I’ve restructured the architecture of the brand so Hunter Original is the start of a roll-out.

‘It’s for a younger customer and of course we know our history with festivals so it’s much more playful, fun and easy.

‘Hunter Field is launching in Spring Summer 2015 and that’s much more technical so takes care of our more traditional customer.’

Met Gala highlights and McCartney’s ace team of beauties

New vision: Alasdhair wants to take the Hunter brand - famous for its must-have wellies - in a new direction

New vision:  Alasdhair wants to take the Hunter brand – famous for its must-have wellies – in a new direction

Return of the mac: The show featured trendy outerwear, bags and shoes, all perfect for a wet and wild festival

Return of the mac:  The show featured trendy outerwear, bags and shoes, all perfect for a wet and wild festival

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