Patterns in Vogue: Stella Tennant by Steven Meisel

Vogue 9345 trench pattern in Vogue, May 1996
Stella Tennant in “Spare Change,” Vogue, May 1996. Photo: Steven Meisel. Editor: Camilla Nickerson. Image: Vogue Archive.

Stella Tennant turns 50 today. In a Bauhaus-inspired, mid-’90s editorial, the British supermodel wears a minimalist trench coat made from a Vogue pattern.

Tennant’s trench is view C of Vogue 9345, made up in cotton twill from B&J Fabrics and, as always, “edited by Vogue.”

1990s Misses' / Misses' Petite coat pattern Vogue 9345
Vogue 9345 (1995) Image: Etsy.

Happy 50th, Ms. Tennant!

Stella Tennant in an Alexander McQueen blanket coat by Sarah Burton, AW 2018
Stella Tennant in Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton, Fall 2018. Image: Vogue Runway.

Jennifer Connelly at 50

Jennifer Connelly as Princess Leia, McCall’s 7772 (1981)

Jennifer Connelly turned 50 this weekend.

Before she starred in films like Labyrinth (1986) and A Beautiful Mind (2001), Connelly was a child model. As confirmed in a contemporary children’s magazine, she played Princess Leia on McCall’s official Star Wars pattern.

Jenny Connelly and her portfolio in Dynamite magazine, May 1982
Jenny Connelly and her portfolio in Dynamite magazine, March 1982. Image: Click Americana.

Connelly can be seen on a handful of McCall’s patterns, as well as one or two Little Vogues from the early 1980s.

1980s McCall's "Make It Tonight" dress pattern no. 8010 featuring Jennifer Connelly
McCall’s 8010 (1982) Image: eBay.
1980s Very Easy Little Vogue bridesmaid pattern no. 1314 featuring Jennifer Connelly
Vogue 1314 (1984) Image: Vintage Pattern Wiki.

Happy birthday, Ms. Connelly!

Jennifer Connelly photographed by David Sims for Nicolas Ghesquière's Spring 2008 Balenciaga ad campaign
Jennifer Connelly in Nicolas Ghesquière’s Balenciaga Spring 2008 campaign. Photo: David Sims. Image: Pinterest.