Stella Tennant

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Nationality: United Kingdom
Stella Tennant was born in Scotland to Scottish nobility (her mother is Lady Emma Cavendish and grandmother the Duchess of Devonshire). Her unconventional look and attitude helped get her noticed as she was photographed by Steven Meisel in a feature, "Anglo-Saxon Attitudes" for British Vogue. She would soon be photographed by Meisel again as the face of Versace. She achieved success as the face of Chanel and appeared on magazines such as Italian Vogue, W, L’Officiel, Harper's Bazaar, and British Vogue before announcing her retirement from modeling in 1998. Though she returned to the fashion world shortly after to shoot the Burberry campaign and walk in several runway shows, she has limited her recent appearances. She has four children with husband David Lasnet and continues to live in Scotland with her family.


Sak Fifth Avenue F/W 09
Saks Fifth Avenue (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2009
photographer: Bruce Weber
The Road to Damascus
British Vogue (Editorial)
published: May 2009
photographer: Tom Craig
The Godfather
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: May 2009
photographer: Steven Meisel
Mark Borthwick
Another Magazine (Editorial)
season: Spring/Summer 2009
photographer: Mark Borthwick
Vera Wang S/S 09
Vera Wang (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2009
photographer: Collier Schorr
Best Models Of All Time
Harper's Bazaar (Editorial)
published: March 2009
Best of British
i-D Magazine (Editorial)
published: March 2009
photographer: Sølve Sundsbø
Pucci S/S 09
Emilio Pucci (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2009
photographer: Juergen Teller
i-D March 2009 12 Covers
i-D Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: March 2009
photographer: Sølve Sundsbø
Numero Tokyo January 2009 Cover
Numero Tokyo (Magazine Cover)
published: January 2009
photographer: Alex Cayley

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