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Stella Tennant passes away: Versace, Stella McCartney offer condolences

Several fashion brands and designers took to social media to mourn the death of the iconic British model

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 24, 2020 11:54:05 am
stella tennantStella Tennant was one of the leading British models in 1990s. (Source: catherinegeorgetteschramm/Instagram)

British model Stella Tennant passed away “suddenly” on December 22 at the age of 50. Muse to many eminent designers, Stella rose to fame in the 1990s when she walked for designers like Gianni Versace and Alexander McQueen.

Stella’s sudden death left many shocked who took to social media to express their condolences.

English band Duran Duran wrote, “Awful news about Stella Tennant. All love to her family and friends.”

Luxury brand Versace wrote on Twitter, “Versace is mourning the death of #StellaTennant. Stella was Gianni Versace’s muse for many years and friend of the family. We will miss you forever Stella. Rest In Peace.”

Jeremy Scott, creative director of Italian luxury fashion house Moschino recalled how he was overwhelmed on meeting Stell. “Truly heartbroken at the news of the loss of Stella Tennant. She was a kind and gentlewoman. I will never forget seeing her backstage her first season modeling, i was still in school in new york and snuck in backstage to a show and saw her all by herself reading a book her little black hair cut with her choppy bangs hovering just above her eyes which were rimmed dark with kohl, and her septum piercing, a hoop ring with one ball. I was enamored! Tall, elegant and refined like a gazelle then self-styled into a punk!” he wrote.


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Italian fashion designer Francesco Scognamiglio wrote, “The first time we meet was in 1994 at your first versace show and last time three years ago in Paris. You are and will be my icon and your beauty will live forever. R.I.P.”

“Rest In Peace Stella. I will never forget when you first walked into Select Models in London 1993, you ushered in a world of change and diversity,” expressed English TV personality Nigel Barker.

Designer Stella McCartney also took to social media to express grief. “My darling Stella, I f**king love you and will miss you so, so terribly. What sad, horrific news to end this already shocking year! My heart goes out to your stunning family who must be in such undeserving pain. I am speechless… Rest in peace, you inspiring woman. x Stella”

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