British media reported on Wednesday that London – Stella Tennant, one of Britain’s top models, has died at the age of 50.
Tennant was born into the Scottish aristocracy. Her unconventional, androgynous form helped her break into the fashion world in the 1990s.
She became the new face of the channel and graced the covers of fashion magazines around the world.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of Stella Tennant on 22 December 2020,” said a statement to the PA news agency.
“Stella was an amazing woman and an inspiration to all of us. She will be greatly missed.”
The BBC quoted a police spokesman as saying that there were “no suspicious circumstances” surrounding his death, which came five days after his 50th birthday.
Away from the catwalk, Tennant campaigned to reduce the environmental impact of the fashion industry.
“We’re going to take a long time to change our habits, but I think this is clearly a step in the right direction,” the Guardian newspaper said last year.
Tenenut retired from the fashion industry in 1998, returned on a part-time basis to shoot clothing campaigns and appeared on the runway.
She is survived by her husband David Lassenet and their four children.