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MUSIC MERCH FOR A DOCUSERIES ABOUT A DOCUMENTARY: Stella McCartney x The Beatles: Get Back
Text by Kee | Photos courtesy of Stella McCartney and Net-A-Porter
23.11.2021
Stella McCartney x The Beatles: Get Back features graphics from The Fool
Stella McCartney x The Beatles: Get Back features graphics from The Fool
Stella McCartney x The Beatles: Get Back features graphics from The Fool
Stella McCartney x The Beatles: Get Back features graphics from The Fool
Stella McCartney x The Beatles: Get Back features graphics from The Fool
Stella McCartney x The Beatles: Get Back features graphics from The Fool
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Let’s be honest, if any major fashion player today were to do The Beatles merch some solid justice, it would be Stella McCartney. (It’s a no-brainer – just reference the last name.) Having launched a Yellow Submarine-inspired line just a few years ago, a new collection called The Beatles: Get Back will have you looking spiffy whilst re-listening to the Let It Be album on a loop. The reason for this launch isn’t a random plug either. The launch coincides with acclaimed director Peter Jackson’s – yes, that Lord of the Ring guy – new Beatles project on Disney+. It is a three-part docuseries that uncovers the real behind-the-scenes of the Let It Be album, which was the iconic British band’s final album. Many have speculated for half a century that friction arose during the making of the album which led to the split. In The Beatles: Get Back, Jackson pored through more than 60 hours of never-before-seen footage to show that a 1970 documentary about the subject matter didn’t paint a truthful picture on the set which was filled with good energy. That said, this isn’t that kind of a spoiler site so we will leave the rest of the plot for your own discovery. For Stella McCartney’s role in this project – she was born just a year after the break-up – the creation of the merch probably means more than just having good band tees that sell. She has relied on her conscious design ethos again to create real fanboy pieces that will last for generations. Expect hot ticket items like a cool satin bomber jacket with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band badge, and psychedelic knit jumpers and cropped cardigans. It was important for McCartney to honour all the album art of the era, which was why the iconography and typography featured in the collection were from Dutch design collective The Fool that helped to give The Beatles their signature psychedelic visuals during the height of their fandom. She said: "Get Back is about so much more than just a song or a concert – it is the timeless story of lifelong friends coming together to create something incredible with laughter and utter fearlessness whilst standing at the forefront of change. The Beatles were the faces of a cultural movement for positive change that continues to shape the lives of millions around the world, and I hope this capsule celebrates and communicates these ageless messages to a new generation.”

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