Tatjana Patitz, one among an elite group of famed supermodels who graced journal covers within the Eighties and ’90s and appeared in George Michael’s Freedom! ’90 music video, has died at age 56.
Patitz’s demise within the Santa Barbara, Calif., space was confirmed by her New York agent, Corinne Nicolas, on the Mannequin CoOp company. ET reported that Patitz died after a battle with breast most cancers.
“Evidently, we're all devastated by her passing,” Patitz’s agent mentioned. “She was a compassionate soul, sort and beneficiant of coronary heart and an avid advocate of animal rights.”
Patitz, who was born in Germany, raised in Sweden and later made her life in California, was often known as a part of an elite handful of “unique” supermodels, showing within the Michael video together with Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford.
She was a favorite of vogue photographer Peter Lindbergh, who highlighted her pure magnificence in his well-known 1988 photograph, “White Shirts: Six Supermodels, Malibu,” and for British Vogue’s 1990 cowl — main Michael to solid the group in his lip-syncing video, in response to Vogue.
The journal quoted its world editorial director, Anna Wintour, as saying Patitz was “all the time the European image of stylish, like Romy Schneider-meets-Monica Vitti. She was far much less seen than her friends — extra mysterious, extra grown-up, extra unattainable — and that had its personal enchantment.”
In a 2006 interview, Patitz opined that the golden age of supermodels was over.
“There was an actual period, and the explanation that occurred was as a result of glamour was introduced into it,” she was quoted as saying in Status Hong Kong journal. “Now the celebrities and actresses have taken over, and the fashions are within the backseat fully.”
She additionally famous that fashions from her period had more healthy physiques.
“Girls have been wholesome, not these scrawny little fashions that no person is aware of their names anymore,” Patitz mentioned.
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