Stella McCartney Honors Breast Cancer Survivors With a Post-Mastectomy Bra
Stella McCartney, known for her sleek yet feminine designs, is bringing her eye to a good cause. Vogue reports she has created an alternative to the harsh, impersonal constructions mastectomy patients normally wear after the breast cancer–related surgery. Stella's elegant blush-colored creation features lace trim with a zipper in front for easy post-surgery removal and includes the same medical compression factor women need to heal post-mastectomy. The bra is called the Louise Listening, after the middle name of Linda McCartney, Stella's mother, who passed away from breast cancer in 1998.
All of the proceeds will go to the Hello Beautiful Foundation, aiding the foundation in building a center in London that will help women and their families cope with cancer. “Cancer and mastectomy cannot destroy you; they cannot win,” Stella told Vogue. “We want to deliver on all fronts by providing technical support and comfort while women heal, without sacrificing on style, fashion, femininity, and fit. We wanted to give all of that to the woman who is battling through this.” The Louise Listening bra ($125) will be available October 1, only on StellaMcCartney.com.
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