I doubt that Stella designed anything, just said ok to it. And the dress does not look good on Sandra Nazi.
Sandy looks VERY sexy in that dress. She is a fucking hot woman...that face, that hair, that body. She makes it seem so effortless even though it's probably a huge struggle/battle involving making deals with demons, etc.
I've heard she is a very pleasant person, but assistants do most of the actual designing
You are thinking of Tommy Hillfinger
"No, she's considered an unpleasant and very marginally talented designer with a famous father."
Clearly not famous enough, if OP is anything to go by.
McCartney this and McCartney that Stella beat you down with a baseball bat...
No. She had Phoebe Philo designing for her as an assistant in the beginning and everyone thought the real talent was Philo.. Philo left her to work for Celine and she's now far more influential and respected than Stella.
I'm not saying Stella is considered crap. But she's not an innovator the way her former assistant Philo is.
That said, regarding Stella: I love that, for her Central Saint Martins graduation show (fashion college), she had Naomi and Kate modelling for her. And that Jessica White was the girl in the pineapple ads. Stella used to have a reputation for being really bitchy. I mean scorched earth being mean to strangers bitchy. Which is odd because my impression of her is hippy dippy progressive.
She IS respected for being so anti-animal cruelty that she doesn't use fur and leather, two materials that most houses really profit from. ANd when her line was bought by the Gucci group, she told them she would not use fur and leather and they suprisingly agreed to take her on (Gucci being famed for its leather goods). So she's really progressive in that regard.