British supermodel Stella Tennant died suddenly at age 50 on Tuesday.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of Stella Tennant on December 22, 2020,” said her family in a statement to Sun. “Stella was a wonderful woman and an inspiration to all of us. She will be sorely missed. “
The statement continues: “Her family asks that their privacy be respected. Arrangements for a memorial service will be announced at a later date. “
The beautiful Scotswoman came from an aristocratic family; his grandmother was the Hon. Deborah Mitford, the youngest of the famous Mitford sisters.
A longtime muse of the late Karl Lagerfeld, Tennant started in the fashion industry in the early 1990s and quickly attracted the attention of photographers, including Steven Meisel and Bruce Weber.
Over her decades-long career, she has led fashion magazines ranging from Harper’s Bazaar to French, British and Italian Vogue, and has posed for campaigns for Chanel, Calvin Klein, Hermès, Burberry and more.
In addition to parading on the Alexander McQueen, Prada, Versace and Chanel catwalks, she recently opened the Valentino Haute Couture Spring / Summer 2020 show in January.
She also attended the closing ceremony for the 2012 London Olympics, dazzling alongside other British supermodels like Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Karen Elson.