British model and fashion muse Stella Tennant dies at age 50
FILE In this Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 file photo, model Stella Tennant poses during a photocall before Chanel Haute Couture Spring Summer 2018 fashion collection presented in Paris. Tennant, the aristocratic British model who was a muse to designers including Karl Lagerfeld and Gianni Versace, has died suddenly at the age of 50, her family said Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. The family asked for their privacy to be respected and said Tennant was “a wonderful woman and an inspiration to us all.” Police Scotland said there were no suspicious circumstances. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
LONDON Stella Tennant, the aristocratic British model who was a muse to designers such as Karl Lagerfeld and Gianni Versace, has died suddenly at the age of 50, her family said Wednesday.
Police Scotland said officers were called to an address in the Scottish Borders town of Duns on Tuesday following the sudden death of a 50 year old woman. Police said there were no suspicious circumstances.
The granddaughter of the 11th Duke of Devonshire, Andrew Cavendish, and his wife Deborah Mitford one of a glamorous, unconventional aristocratic family Tennant was one of the leading British models of the 1990s.
In the late 90s, Lagerfeld announced Tennant as the new face of Chanel, with an exclusive modelling contract, and she became a muse to the designer.
Fashion house Versace paid tribute to Tennant on Twitter, saying: “Versace is mourning the death of Stella Tennant. Stella was Gianni replica hermes made the same way
Versace’s muse for many years and friend of the family. We will miss you forever Stella. Rest In Peace.”
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