Her family said Wednesday that the aristocratic British model, Stella Tennent, who was a museum for designers such as Arla Lagerfeld and Gianni Versace, died suddenly. Tennant, a Duke’s granddaughter, rose to prominence in the 1990s for designers including Versace and Alexander McQueen on the runway. In a statement, her family said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of Stella Tennant on 22 December.” “Stella was an amazing woman and an inspiration to all of us. It will be sorely missed, ”it said. Rebecca Lucar, Tony-Nominated Broadway Star of Mary Poppins and The Music Man, Dies at 59
The family asked for privacy and said arrangements for a memorial service would be announced later. Police Scotland said officers were called to an address in the Scotts border town of Duns following the sudden death of a 50-year-old woman. Police said there are no suspicious circumstances. Granddaughter of the 11th Duke of Devonshire, Andrew Cavendish and his wife Deborah Mitford – one of a glamorous, unorthodox aristocratic family – Tennant was one of the leading British models of the 1990s. RIP Jeremy Bulloch: Actor who played Boba Fate in Star Wars Movies Des at age 75
In the late 90s, Lagerfeld announced Tennille as the new face of the channel with an exclusive modeling contract, and she became a muse for the designer. Fashion house Versace paid tribute to Tennant on Twitter, saying: “Versala is mourning the death of Stella Tennant. Stella was a collection of Gianni Versace for many years and was a family friend. We will miss you forever Stella . rest in peace.” Tennant also appeared in advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein, Chanel, Hermes and Burberry. In 1999, Tennent married French photographer David Lassenet. She is survived by him and his four children.
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