Stella Tennant, the iconic British model famed for her statuesque beauty and inimitable personal style, has passed away at the age of 50.
While Tennant was first known for her signature tousled pixie haircut, androgynous features, and commanding six-foot-tall presence – as well as her longstanding creative relationships with fashion legends from Steven Meisel to Karl Lagerfeld – her passion for sculpture, environmental causes, and her home country of Scotland were what eventually became closest to her heart.
The news of Tennant’s untimely death was confirmed earlier today in a statement released by her family – including her husband, the French photographer David Lasnet, and her four children, Marcel, Cecily, Jasmine, and Iris – who asked for their privacy to be respected.
“It is with great sadness we announce the sudden death of Stella Tennant on 22 December 2020,” the statement read.
“Stella was a wonderful woman and an inspiration to us all. She will be greatly missed. Arrangements for a memorial service will be announced at a later date.”