Stella Tennant Biography – Stella Tennant Wiki
Stella Tennant was a British model. Her career as a model began when she caught the eye of fashion writer Plum Sykes, with whom she appeared in the now-iconic Steven Meisel shoot for British Vogue’s December 1993 issue, “Anglo-Saxon Attitude,” which captured a nascent London scene of well-heeled women whose eccentric take on style offered a British counterpart to the U.S. grunge movement. A famous anecdote saw Tennant show up to the shoot with a nose ring, much to the surprise of the Vogue editors—it was her refusal to remove it that endeared her to Meisel, who invited her to model for him the next day in a Paris shoot for Vogue Italia.
From there, Tennant was a regular muse of Meisel’s, shot by him most recently for the December 2018 cover of British Vogue. She also became a favorite of some of the most influential fashion photographers of the 1990s, including Mario Testino, David Sims, and Mark Borthwick.
On the runways, Tennant made regular appearances for Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel, alongside the likes of Jean-Paul Gaultier and Versace. She also became a mainstay of Alexander McQueen’s runway spectacles, walking for some of his most iconic shows, including spring 1996’s “The Hunger” and spring 1997’s “La Poupée.”
In 1998, after announcing her first pregnancy with her photographer boyfriend David Lasnet, Tennant retired from the industry. Shortly after the birth of her third child in 2002, Tennant made a return to modeling in a campaign for Burberry shot by Mario Testino. Another career milestone came at the closing ceremony for the 2012 London Olympics, at which Tennant appeared with fellow British models Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell (among others) during a tribute to the country’s fashion industry, according to Vogue.
Tennant attended the famous British boarding school Marlborough College before going on to complete a degree in sculpture at the Winchester College of Art. She maintained a lifelong interest in sculpture, establishing a studio at her home in Berwickshire, where she worked with her sister Issy on a luxury homewares brand named Tennant & Tennant. Tennant also grew to be a vocal advocate for environmental causes, appearing in a number of campaigns for the nonprofit Global Cool raising awareness around climate change, and joining forces with Oxfam for Second Hand September.
Stella Tennant Age
She was born on 17 December 1970. She died on 22 December 2020. She was 50 years old.
Stella Tennant Husband
Stella Tennant had been married to her husband David Lasnet since 1999. They met on a shoot in New York, where Lasnet was assisting the photographer. She married her spouse French photographer turned osteopath David Lasnet on 22 June 1999 in her hometown of Oxnam, Roxburghshire in the Borders of Scotland. The couple had four children together before splitting earlier this year.
Stella Tennant Children
Stella Tennant and her husband David Lasnet have four children together, Marcel Lasnet, born in 1998, Cecily Lasnet, born in 2001, Jasmine Lasnet, born in 2002, and Iris Lasnet, born in 2004.
Stella Tennant Family
Stella Tennant was born on 17 December 1970 as the youngest of three to the Hon. Tobias Tennant and his wife Lady Emma – daughter of the current Duke of Devonshire and his wife Deborah, the youngest of the famous high-society Mitford sisters. Tennant is survived by her husband photographer David Lasnet, and their four children Marcel, Cecily, Jasmine, and Iris.
Stella Tennant Death
Stella Tennant passed away on 22 December 2020 at the age of 50. The news of her death was confirmed in a statement released by her family, including her husband, the French photographer turned osteopath David Lasnet, and her four children, Marcel Lasnet, Cecily Lasnet, Jasmine Lasnet, and Iris Lasnet. The statement obtained by Primal Information read: “It is with great sadness we announce the sudden death of Stella Tennant on Dec. 22, 2020. Stella was a wonderful woman and an inspiration to us all. She will be greatly missed. Her family ask for their privacy to be respected. Arrangements for a memorial service will be announced at a later date.”
Naomi Campbell wrote on Instagram: “#STELLA TENNANT CLASS ACT IN EVERYWAY Humble, loyal , balanced practical , a rare beauty inside and out , you were one of the goods ones never any love lost when we would see each other always picked up from where we left off ,. Effortless and the epitome of Grace , even when you would sit in a corner doing your needle point . Timeless Angel amongst us . my deepest condolences to your beautiful children family and loved ones ., ICON YOU WILL ALWAYS BE . R.I.P 🕊💔🕊”
Stella McCartney wrote in an Instagram post: “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. Your soul and inner beauty exceed the external perfection, Stella. May you ride high above us all on the most perfect horse, eternally in peace.”
Stella Tennant Cause of Death – Stella Tennant Suicide
Stella Tennant’s cause of death was not revealed. According to police sources, there were no suspicious circumstances around her death. A spokesman of Police Scotland said: “Officers were called to an address in Duns around 11.30am on Tuesday, 22 December, following the sudden death of a 50-year-old woman. Her next of kin have been made aware. There are no suspicious circumstances and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.”
Stella Tennant Net Worth
Stella Tennant’s net worth was estimated to be $10 million.
Stella Tennant Drugs – Stella Tennant Depression
It is not clear if Stella Tennant had a history of depression or use of drugs. Primal Information has reached out to Tennant’s reps. We will update this story as we learn more.
Stella Tennant Height
She was 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) tall.