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Stella McCartney Celebrates Her Birthday With Kate Hudson, Kate Moss & Gwyneth Paltrow (PHOTOS)

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Who needs Fashion Week parties when you've got birthday parties like this?

Stella McCartney celebrated her 40th birthday last night in London with a cadre of high-profile pals. The fashion designer played host at the historic Apsley House to friends Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Moss, Kate Hudson and fiancé Matt Bellamy, Tom Ford, Bono and wife Alison Hewson and the birthday girl's dad, Sir Paul McCartney and his fiancée Nancy.

As far as the party outfits were concerned, the well-heeled guests did not disappoint. Tom Ford looked dapper in a blue velvet jacket, while new mom Kate Hudson glowed in a backless coral dress by Elie Saab and sky-high pumps by Jimmy Choo.

Kate Moss donned a darker look: a curious strapless black jumpsuit, complete with a giant bow.

Bono, of course, wore his sunglasses. At night. Indoors.

Click to see photos of the fashion designer, who shined in a navy sparkling gown, and friends at her fabulous birthday bash. Is this just a preview of the glittery parties we'll be seeing for London Fashion Week?