Adele wears Stella McCartney gown made from wood pulp in Las Vegas show

The designer said it was a ‘huge moment’ to be a part of the singer’s show

Kate Ng
Tuesday 31 January 2023 14:25 GMT
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Adele wore a stunning black Stella McCartney gown made from an eco-friendly material, which was created from wood pulp, for her latest Las Vegas residency show.

The “Easy On Me” singer donned the custom dress, embellished with giant rhinestones, during her performance over the weekend.

The floor-length gown featured mid-length sleeves and statement diamond crystals circling her neckline and flowing down the dress to accentuate Adele’s figure.

It was designed using a viscose material called Cady, a semi-synthetic fabric made from regenerated cellulose fibre, which is usually wood pulp.

The fashion house said that the fabric is traceable back to its source “as part of our zero-deforestation commitment”.

According to McCartney, who said she was “so excited” when she was approached by Adele to create a dress for her show, the rhinestones are made from “lead-free glass and encased in metal, with each applied by hand”.

The designer said: “To be part of [Adele’s Las Vegas residency show] is a huge moment, and I really wanted to celebrate. I wanted to celebrate Adele and to celebrate that rocking body that she has.”

Adele performing her Las Vegas residency (Raven B Varona)

McCartney explained that she wanted the dress to highlight Adele’s figure with a simple design that was also Vegas-appropriate.

“I wanted it to have a strong silhouette and complement Adele, I wanted it to be comfortable for her,” she said.

(Raven B Varona/Stella McCartney)

The iconic British designer has long been a campaigner for sustainable fashion and frequently uses eco-friendly materials in her creations. Her brand does not use materials from animals, such as leather or fur, and is committed to “being kinder to Mother Earth”.

In 2021, she criticised the fashion industry for being “unfashionable” when it comes to sustainability and urged world leaders to stop “penalising those doing good”.

Throughout her Las Vegas residency, which began in November and is set to run until March, Adele has worn custom outfits from a number of different designers, including Versace, Loewe, Schiaparelli, Louis Vuitton, Paco Rabanne, Proenza Schouler and Harris Reed for Nina Ricci.

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