British mannequin Stella Tennant, 50, has died. A press release from her household, as per the BBC, reads: “It’s with nice unhappiness we announce the sudden dying of Stella Tennant on twenty second December 2020. Stella was an exquisite lady and an inspiration to us all. She shall be tremendously missed.”
The reason for dying has not been introduced, however police say there are “no suspicious circumstances.”
Tennant, recognized for her androgynous look, was a favorite of vogue designers, together with the late Karl Lagerfeld, who likened Tennant to Coco Chanel, and made her a face of the French luxurious model within the ’90s. She additionally appeared in campaigns for Hermes, Burberry and Calvin Klein, amongst others. As of 2019, she was nonetheless strolling the runway for manufacturers like Alexander McQueen, Saint Laurent and Valentino high fashion.
Through the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics, Tennant walked alongside different British supermodels Lily Cole, Karen Elson, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Jourdon Dunn and David Gandyand, and wore an outfit by British designer Christopher Kane.
When she appeared on the December 2018 cowl of British Vogue, the journal famous that “few fashions have had as sizeable an affect on British vogue [as Tennant].”
The mannequin was a supporter of gradual vogue and partnered with Oxfam for Second Hand September, an initiative to attract consciousness to the environmental affect of quick vogue. “At my age I believe it’s in all probability fairly regular you’re not that taken with consuming, [and not] loving procuring as a lot as whenever you’re a lot youthful,” she informed The Guardian. “It’s going to take us a very long time to vary our habits, however I believe that that is so clearly a step in the appropriate route,” she added.
Many within the vogue business have take to social media to specific their grief over the information. “My darling Stella, I fucking love you and can miss you so, so terribly,” wrote British designer Stella McCartney on Instagram. “What unhappy, horrific information to finish this already stunning 12 months! My coronary heart goes out to your beautiful household who have to be in such undeserving ache. I’m speechless… Relaxation in peace, you inspiring lady. Your soul and inside magnificence exceeded the exterior perfection, Stella. Could you experience excessive above us all on probably the most excellent horse, eternally in peace.”
“R.I.P type and fantastic Stella,” stated Edward Enninful, editor-in-chief of British Vogue. “My ideas and prayers are with your loved ones.”
Tennant leaves behind 4 youngsters, Marcel, 21, Cecily, 19, Jasmine, 17, and Iris, 15, she shares along with her ex-husband photographer David Lasnet.