Stella McCartney eyes Ab Fab makeover

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Eddy Monsoon and Patsy Stone

Eddy Monsoon and Patsy Stone

Stella McCartney asked Jennifer Saunders if she could give her 'Absolutely Fabulous' character Eddy Monsoon a makeover.

Stella McCartney wanted to give Absolutely Fabulous' Eddy Monsoon a makeover.

The hit sit-com returns to BBC One on Christmas Day (25.12.11) following an eight-year hiatus and the designer's reluctance to loan garments to the eccentric PR guru - who is played by comedienne Jennifer Saunders - becomes a running theme throughout the episodes.

Jennifer explained: "It's funny because the joke is that Stella McCartney won't ever let Eddy into her shop to get any clothes.

"Lots of people go in, but the door is always locked and I can't get in. And I'm like, 'Stella! Why don't you love me?' I fall at Stella's feet at a drinks reception and go, 'I'd look great in your clothes!' She treats me like a stalker, which I've become.

"But actually, in real life, Stella told me, 'Oh, I'd love Edina to look really nice in my clothes. Can't she have a Stella makeover?' And I said, 'No, she can't.' "

While Jennifer is happy with the three special episodes, she thinks she neglected the relationship between Eddy and her outrageous fashionista friend Patsy Stone (Joanna Lumley).

She added in an interview with Stylist magazine: "I don't think I served her well. That's the one thing I missed, I think, the Edina/Patsy time."

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