Tatjana Patitz, one of many authentic supermodels who dominated vogue within the Eighties and 90s commanding enormous payouts for photoshoots, died Wednesday, her agent mentioned. She was 56.
The Germany-born Patitz was amongst a handful of ladies of the period whose seems to be and elegance catapulted them to a world fame that transcended modelling.
Corinne Nicolas, founding father of The Mannequin CoOp, a Manhattan-based company advised AFP that Patitz died Wednesday morning in California.
Nicolas advised media Patitz had been ailing, however gave no additional particulars.
Together with Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford, Patitz appeared within the smouldering video to George Michael’s 1990 hit “Freedom!”
That got here after photographer Peter Lindbergh captured Turlington, Evangelista, Patitz and Estelle Lefebure, Karen Alexander and Rachel Williams in an image titled “White Shirts: Six Supermodels, Malibu.”
Vogue journal mentioned regardless of the elite skilled firm she stored, Patitz had at all times appeared separate from different supermodels.
“There was a sure component of thriller to Patitz’s magnificence, one thing within the light oval of her face and the form of her eyes that spoke of self-possession and keenness,” the journal wrote.
“Patitz’s attract was womanly and figuring out, not that of the wide-eyed ingenue, and along with her coaching as an actor, she was a power to be reckoned with,” it mentioned.
Born in Hamburg, Patitz moved along with her Estonian mom and German father to a small Swedish city at an early age.
Her break in modeling got here in 1983 when she gained a visit to Paris and a limited-term contract.
She later settled in California, the place she was photographed lately round her ranch close to Santa Barbara along with her son, Jonah.
The Twitter account for Lindbergh’s basis paid tribute to Patitz.
“We want to salute Tatjana’s kindness, internal magnificence and excellent intelligence….She will probably be immensely missed.”
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