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Supermodel, aristocrat, muse: Stella Tennant passed away five days after her 50th birthday


Source: with the BBC

The famous model Stella Tennant passed away at the age of 50. The death was reported by her family, writes with the BBC.

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The reasons for the sudden death of the model are not reported. The police clarified that in the circumstances of Tennant's death, which came five days after her birthday, nothing suspicious was seen.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of Stella Tennant on December 22, 2020. She was a wonderful woman who inspired us all, ”the relatives of the deceased said in a statement.

The Scottish model made a name for herself in the early 1990s, appearing in photo shoots for Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. Stella has participated in Versace and Alexander McQueen fashion shows, advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein, Jean-Paul Gaultier and Burberry. Tennant took part in the closure of the 2012 London Olympics alongside other British models including Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell.

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The Versace fashion house paid tribute to the model, calling her the longtime muse of Gianni Versace and a friend of the family.

Tennant, an androgynous aristocrat, was the granddaughter of the 11th Duke of Devonshire, Andrew Cavendish and Duchess Deborah Cavendish, nee Mitford.

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Prior to becoming a model, Tennant studied at the Winchester School of the Arts. According to her, sculpture was her first love.

She entered the modeling business after being noticed by Vogue photographer Stephen Meisel. But at first, she was not sure if she wanted a modeling career for herself.

“I didn't know if I wanted to be looked at as a thing,” she recalled in 2016. - It seemed to me that this industry is a huge and very shallow world. I wondered if I liked the way it all looked. ”

However, Tennant decided to try it. In the 1990s, she said that now is a great time to start a modeling career. In the late 1990s, fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld made Tennant the face of Chanel, marking her resemblance to its founder, Coco Chanel.

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Outside the catwalk, Tennant has campaigned to reduce energy consumption and reduce the environmental impact of fast fashion.

“We're not going to change our habits anytime soon, but I think this is a step in the right direction,” Tennant said of her work in an interview last year.

In the same interview, she said that she wears clothes left over from the 1990s, and buys about five new clothes a year.

“At my age, I think it's okay to lose interest in consumerism and love for shopping,” she said in the same interview. "We all need to think a little more."

Tennant left the fashion world in 1998 due to her first pregnancy, but then returned from time to time to participate in separate projects.

In 1999, she married a French-born photographer David Lazne. The wedding ceremony took place in a small church near the border of England and Scotland. The couple have four children.

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