Stella Tennant, the aristocratic British model who was a muse to designers such as Karl Lagerfeld and Gianni Versace, died suddenly at the age of 50, her family said Wednesday.
Tennant, the granddaughter of a duke, rose to fame in the 1990s while walking the runway for Versace, Alexander McQueen and other designers.
In a statement, her family said: ‘It is with great sadness we announce the sudden death of Stella Tennant on December 22.’
‘Stella was a wonderful woman and an inspiration to us all. She will be greatly missed,’ it said.
The family asked for privacy and said arrangements for a memorial service would be announced later.