Stella Tennant passes after 5 days from the 50th day of the birthday
British model Stella Tennant has died at the age of fifty after celebrating her 50th birthday.
The Scot made her name during the first 1990s on catwalks for designers like Karl Lagerfeld and Versace and the covers of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.
Her family said that her death was “sudden”, and police said there are “no suspicious circumstances”. She died just five days after celebrating her 50th birthday.
The family is extremely sad immediately and said: “It is with great sadness we announce the overtime of Stella Tennant on 22nd December 2020. Her family invites their privacy to be respected. Arrangements for a memorial service are getting to be announced at a later date.”
About Stella Tennant
Tennant came into news after being photographed for British Vogue at the age of twenty-two in 1993 and went on to work with designers and fashion houses including Alexander McQueen, Klein, Jean-Paul Gaultier, and Burberry.
Tennant was known for her sultry looks and aristocratic heritage. She is that the granddaughter of the 11th Duke of Devonshire, Andrew Cavendish, and Deborah Mitford.
She also starred in the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games alongside fellow British models like Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell.
Before choosing modeling as her career, she studied at Winchester School of Art and embarked upon a career in sculpting, which she described as “my first love”.
Even after being spotted by Vogue photographer Steven Meisel, she wasn’t sure if she wanted to form a career in modeling.
But she did join the design world, and said the 90s were “a great time to start modeling”.
In the late 90s, Lagerfeld unveiled her because of the new face of Chanel, noting her resemblance to Coco Chanel.
Tennant retired from the catwalk in 1998 as she was pregnant alongside her first child but later returned.
Later, she married French-born photographer David Lasnet within the tiny parish church of Oxnam within the Scottish Borders in 1999. that that they had four children.
She also worked on campaigns to plug using less energy and to reduce the environmental impact of fast fashion.
She said at the time that she was reusing clothes she has had since the 90s and only buying about five new items a year.
In 2012, she was awarded the Scottish Fashion Awards Hall of Fame.