Stella Tennant, the aristocratic British product who was a muse to designers this sort of as Karl Lagerfeld and Gianni Versace, has died suddenly at the age of 50, her family claimed Wednesday.
Tennant, the granddaughter of a duke, rose to fame in the 1990s even though strolling the runway for designers which includes Versace and Alexander McQueen.
In a statement, her family members stated: “It is with excellent sadness we announce the unexpected loss of life of Stella Tennant on Dec. 22.”
“Stella was a fantastic lady and an inspiration to us all. She will be greatly skipped,” it stated.
The loved ones requested for privateness and explained preparations for a memorial service would be introduced later on.
Police Scotland said officers had been known as to an handle in the Scottish Borders town of Duns on Tuesday next the sudden demise of a 50-year-outdated lady. Police said there had been no suspicious situations.
The granddaughter of the 11th Duke of Devonshire, Andrew Cavendish, and his spouse Deborah Mitford — one particular of a glamorous, unconventional aristocratic household — Tennant was just one of the foremost British designs of the 1990s.
In the late 90s, Lagerfeld declared Tennant as the new deal with of Chanel, with an exclusive modelling contract, and she became a muse to the designer.
Manner dwelling Versace paid out tribute to Tennant on Twitter, declaring: “Versace is mourning the death of Stella Tennant. Stella was Gianni Versace’s muse for many yrs and friend of the spouse and children. We will miss out on you for good Stella. Relaxation In Peace.”
Tennant also appeared in advertising strategies for Calvin Klein, Chanel, Hermes and Burberry.
In 1999 Tennant married French photographer David Lasnet. She is survived by him and their 4 kids.