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WHO’S WHO: Stella McCartney joins the group of media moguls, politicians, scientists and other leaders who have earned spots on the Time 100 in the past six years. This year, McCartney is the only fashion name on the list (that is, if you count First Lady Michelle Obama as a political power instead of fashion icon). In the past, the list has included the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Carine Roitfeld, Tyra Banks and Kate Moss. Time 100’s brightest are profiled by their peers for the annual list, and Gwyneth Paltrow bestowed praise for McCartney’s “uncanny mélange of passion and cool.” Paltrow also said the designer has a talent for convincing carnivores to become vegetarians. “Even if you are not interested in being a vegetarian, somehow Stella gets you to believe. She manages to convince you (never sanctimoniously, never from a soapbox) that killing animals is needless and cruel and bad for the environment. It may last the duration of just one dinner, but you start to feel a bit sad for your neighbor’s lamb and a bit embarrassed by your chicken.” The Time 100 issue will be on sale Friday; McCartney, Roitfeld and many of their list mates will gather at Time Warner’s Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 5 for its annual gala.
— Stephanie D. Smith