The British top model took her own life three weeks ago at her home in Scotland. I was 50 years old
The death of top model Stella Tennant, on December 22, shocked the fashion world. It was her own family who announced the “sudden death” of Tennant, without giving further details. But now, three weeks later, he has revealed that she committed suicide because of the mental problems she suffered. she was 50 years old. “She felt unable to move on”
The aristocratic model, granddaughter of Andrew Cavendish, the 11th Duke of Devonshire, and Deborah Mitford, was found dead in her home in Duns, Scotland, on the eve of Christmas. Her family has explained in a statement that Stella was ” bad for a while.”
“We are deeply sorry that it was impossible for her to move on, despite the love of those close to her,” they added in a statement.
The family has made public the cause of the death of the model because they believe it is important to “create a social conscience” about mental health problems that are often misunderstood and has also asked that their privacy be respected.
Tennant was the mother of four children, Marcel, Cecily, Jasmine, and Iris, between 15 and 22 years old, the result of her relationship with David Lasnet, from whom she separated in August after 21 years of marriage.
Her androgynous appearance catapulted her to fashion stardom in the 1990s, she walked the showcase for leading designers of the time and was the muse of Karl Lagerfeld.
The one who was creative director of Chanel until 2019 discovered her on the cover of Vogue Italia published in 1993 and offered her an exclusive contract as an official image of the firm, although later Tennant would also lend her figure to designers and houses such as Alexander McQueen, Calvin Klein, Versace or Prada.
Over the course of her extensive career in the fashion industry, she worked for renowned magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue, while also posing for campaigns for brands such as Hermès and Burberry, among others.
She also appeared at the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics, dazzling alongside fellow British supermodels like Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and Karen Elson.
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