Stella Tennant, the iconic British supermodel, tragically took her own life, as confirmed by her grieving family. They revealed that Stella had been battling mental health issues for an extended period, emphasizing the importance of raising awareness about these often-misunderstood struggles.
Stella Tennant made a name for herself in the fashion world during the early 1990s, gracing the pages of esteemed publications such as British Vogue and i-D. Her unique androgynous look made a significant impact during an era marked by grunge and unisex fashion. Her breakthrough moment came in 1993 when she collaborated with photographer Steven Meisel, styled by Isabella Blow.
Despite her attempts to break free from stereotypes, Stella was often associated with models from aristocratic backgrounds. Her untimely passing in December sent shockwaves through the fashion industry, occurring just days after she celebrated her 50th birthday.
Stella Tennant had retired from the catwalk in 1998 but made a notable comeback, even opening the Valentino couture show a year prior to her passing. In recent years, she had shifted her focus towards campaigns centered on environmental issues. Her long-term relationship with French-born photographer David Lasnet, whom she married in 1999, ended in separation last year. Together, they shared four children.
Stella’s family expressed their gratitude for the outpouring of support and sympathy received from around the world when they shared the heartbreaking news.