Celebrity designer Stella Mccartney has been branded a diva - after marching into a celebrity bash surrounded by minders.

The GUCCI couturier and daughter of former BEATLE SIR PAUL McCARTNEY - stunned minor TV personalities at the opening of a new art gallery in London this week (begs11APR03) by swaggering in with a team of security guards all to herself.

A guest reveals, "It was such a relaxed evening and full of stars just mingling happily, no over-the-top security and certainly no diva-ish antics.

"Then Stella swept in, almost at the end of the night, with this 'I'm famous - back off' attitude."

The new SAATCHI GALLERY includes works by British conceptual artists Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin.