LONDON — Stella Tennant, the aristocratic British version who had been a muse to artists like Karl Lagerfeld and Gianni Versace, died suddenly at age 50, her family said Wednesday.
In a statement, her loved ones said: “It’s with fantastic sadness we announce the sudden passing of Stella Tennant on Dec. 22.”
“Stella was a superb girl and an inspiration for us all. She’ll be deeply missed,” it stated.
The family requested solitude and stated agreements for a memorial service could be announced afterward.
Police Scotland said officers were called to a speech in the Scottish Borders town of Duns on Tuesday after the sudden passing of a 50-year-old girl. Authorities said that there were no suspicious conditions.
The granddaughter of the 11th Duke of Devonshire Andrew Cavendish and his wife Deborah Mitford of a glamorous, yet unconventional aristocratic household, Tennant was one of the primary British versions of the 1990s.
Late in the past decade, Lagerfeld declared her as the face of Chanel, using a distinctive modeling contract, and that she turned into a muse into the designer.
Fashion home Versace paid tribute to Tennant on Twitter, stating: “Versace is mourning the passing of Stella Tennant. Stella has been Gianni Versace’s muse for several years friend of the household. We’ll miss you forever Stella.
Donatella Versace posted a photograph of Tennant on Instagram as a tribute to the version.
“Stella, I can’t believe you’re gone,” she wrote. “You’ve left us far too soon. We met when you’re at the commencement of your career. I cherish every minute we spent together. Ciao.
Stella McCartney stated she was”speechless” after hearing the information.
“What gloomy, terrible news to finish this shocking season!” McCartney composed in a post on Instagram that contained a photograph of her and Tennant. “Rest in peace, you inspirational girl. Your spirit and internal beauty exceeded the outside devotion, Stella.”
Back in 1999, Tennant wed French photographer David Last. She’s survived by him along with their four kids.
“From the very first time that I met Stella I was ignored,” fashion designer Marc Jacobs started on social networking. “Her beauty, personality, and body language together with her ways, kindness, sense of humor, and character were like no other. What a horrible, tragic loss.”