Stella Tennant Wiki – Stella Tennant Biography
Stella Tennant was an English born, Scottish model. The daughter of The Hon. Tobias William Tennant, son of the 2nd Baron Glenconner, and Lady Emma Cavendish, Tennant was born in Scotland and attended St Leonards School in St Andrews. She was a grandchild of Andrew Cavendish, 11th Duke of Devonshire and The Hon. Deborah Mitford, one of the Mitford sisters,
She walked the runway for famous fashion designers like Prada, Versace, and Chanel, and she was on the cover of many famous magazines, including Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, and more. Page Six reported that she was also part of the closing ceremony for the 2012 Olympics in London, along with other British supermodels.
A biography in Hello Magazine says that Tennant started out taking art courses and had a love of sculpting. But she was spotted by a photographer named Steven Meisel. It wasn’t long before she was walking the catwalk. “When jobs come up I’m still… Wow! Weird!” she said, according to Hello. “Sometimes I see myself and I have no idea why they booked me.”
Tennant studied sculpture at Winchester School of Art. In 1993, she sent photographs of herself to a high fashion magazine, and a friend introduced her to fashion writer Plum Sykes. She had recently had her nasal septum pierced, which was an unusual look for models at the time, and Sykes was taken aback.
Meisel then used her on the cover of Italian Vogue. Soon after, Karl Lagerfeld announced Tennant as the new face of Chanel, with an exclusive contract.
Tennant appeared on fashion runways for Shiatzy Chen and Chanel. She was a muse of the designer Karl Lagerfeld. She also appeared in numerous advertising campaigns, including Calvin Klein, Chanel, Hermès, and Burberry. In 2010, she starred in L.K.Bennett’s Spring Summer campaign photographed by Tim Walker.
During the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics, Tennant was one of the British models wearing fashions created by British designers specifically for the event.
Stella Tennant Age
Stella Tennant was 50 years old. She was born on December 17, 1970, in Scotland, United Kingdom.
According to BBC, Tennant was from an aristocratic British family. She was the granddaughter of the 11th Duke of Devonshire, Andrew Cavendish, and Deborah Mitford.
Her mother was part of a group of siblings known as the “Mitford sisters,” according to Page Six. She was Scottish-born and a muse to famous designers like Karl Lagerfeld, who appreciated her androgynous appearance, the site reported.
Tennant married French photographer turned osteopath David Lasnet in her hometown of Oxnam, Roxburghshire in the Borders of Scotland, on 22 June 1999.
They had four children together (Marcel, born 1998, Cecily, born 2001, Jasmine, born 2002, and Iris, born 2004). The family lived near Duns, in the small village of Edrom in Berwickshire, in the Scottish Borders.
Cause of Death
Top fashion model Stella Tennant, whose “modern allure” was once praised by designer Karl Lagerfeld, has died suddenly at the age of 50, according to the BBC.
The BBC reported that the model’s death was confirmed by her family to PA News Agency. “It is with great sadness we announce the sudden death of Stella Tennant on 22nd December 2020,” they said in a statement.
“Stella was a wonderful woman and an inspiration to us all. She will be greatly missed.” The cause of death for the model was not immediately clear. British Vogue also confirmed on Twitter, “The model and designer Stella Tennant has died suddenly at the age of 50, according to a statement released by her family.”
If you're patriotic about British Fashion 🇬🇧 you'll know the shock that's rocked the industry this afternoon as the news broke: #StellaTennant, super-model, mother and all round legend (grand daughter of Debo Mitford) has died. She was 50. 💔.Thoughts & prayers for her 4 children pic.twitter.com/XkkdDoz6np
— YasminRJH (@YasminRJHenry) December 23, 2020
Although the model’s cause of death was not immediately released, police did tell the BBC that there were “no suspicious circumstances” surrounding her death.
The Guardian further quoted the family as saying, “Her family asks for their privacy to be respected. Arrangements for a memorial service will be announced at a later date.”
People offered tributes to Tennant on Twitter. Here are some of them:
“As a fan of the art of gender, Stella Tenant took a big role in my research reference and on the list of my muses. RIP the icon #stellatennant.”
“Dear Stella. When you stared at us it was tremulous, fierce, steely, wise. You will be so missed. What grace, intelligence, and beauty.”
“THE FIRST TIME WE MEET WAS IN 1994 AT YOUR FIRST VERSACE SHOW AND LAST TIME THREE YEARS AGO IN http://PARIS.YOU ARE AND WILL BE MY ICON AND YOUR BEAUTY WILL LIVE FOREVER. R.I.P.”
“Very sad to hear of the death of #StellaTennant. Always elegant and stylish in whatever she did and boundary-breaking in her gender-fluid dressing. Here in Holland & Holland. My heart goes out to her children and family. RIP.”