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Time Magazine just published its annual list of the year's 100 most influential people, and Stella McCartney is the only fashion person on it. Gwyneth Paltrow wrote the bio: "Stella is an uncanny mélange of passion and cool, and that is her deadly weapon. She will win you over. And what better way to do it than to make her commerce friendly to man, mouse and Mother Earth alike? She puts her money where her mouth is. Did you know your superchic Stella handbag is vegan? How about the shoes? Maybe that's why you bought them, maybe not. It's still cool. Of course it is — it's Stella." [Time]