Day: December 26, 2020

A life in pictures from 1970-2020

 (Rex Features)
(Rex Features)

British model Stella Tennant died suddenly on 22 December, her family announced in a statement this week.

The 50-year-old, who had celebrated her most recent birthday only days before on 17 December, had an illustrious career spanning almost 30 years, after she was discovered during an American Vogue call for “non-models” in 1993.

Her striking looks, including a nose ring, which she refused to take out for the original Condé Nast shoot, soon caught the attention of top-flight designers around the world – most notably Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel.

Tennant quickly became the face of the brand, in what was the start of a long relationship with the French fashion house.

Stella Tennant at the Fashion AwardsRex Features
Stella Tennant at the Fashion AwardsRex Features

The former art student walked the catwalk for countless international brands and was frequently chosen to model haute couture by designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier and Dior by John

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