the photographs that made her a fashion star

Stella Tennant, photographed wearing Dior couture, by Arthur Elgort for American Vogue. 2001  - Vogue / Getty
Stella Tennant, photographed wearing Dior couture, by Arthur Elgort for American Vogue. 2001 – Vogue / Getty

It is incredibly difficult to select a ‘favourite’ photograph of the late Stella Tennant. A chameleon of a supermodel, she might, on one catwalk, embody ultimate Versace glitz, or on another, morph into a Sonia Rykiel rebel. One of the best fashion photographs of all time – not just of Tennant – has to be the 1995 Arthur Elgort snap of her diving headfirst into a swimming pool, fully clothed in a tweed suit and Wellington boots. It took one take.

At just 50, the Scottish model tragically took her own life after struggling with mental health, her family has told The Telegraph. Tennant died just days after her birthday, on 22nd December 2020. 

Her loss is a tremendous blow to the fashion community – as the many tributes paid by designers, journalists,

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