In memoriam: Stella Tennant

Stella Tennant in Oscar de la Renta opera coat, Oh, Pioneers! Arthur Elgort / Grace Coddington
Stella Tennant in Oscar de la Renta FW 2001, Vogue, June 2001. Photo: Arthur Elgort. Editor: Grace Coddington. Image: Bellazon.

In memory of Stella Tennant, 1970–2020.

Silk crepe bias-cut dress with gold ivy, Givenchy Haute Couture by Alexander McQueen. "White Noise" photographed by Craig McDean; fashion editor: Melanie Ward.
Stella Tennant in Spring 1997 Givenchy Haute Couture by Alexander McQueen (The Search for the Golden Fleece), Harper’s Bazaar, May 1997. Photo: Craig McDean. Editor: Melanie Ward.

Read her British Vogue obituary.

Plainsong: Chintzy prints brighten dusty gray days. Cabbage-rose taffeta off-the-shoulder gown with matching wrap belt, John Galliano Paris.
Stella Tennant in John Galliano FW 2001 (Techno Romance), Vogue, June 2001. Photo: Arthur Elgort. Editor: Grace Coddington. Image: Vogue.com.

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.