Tatjana Patitz, one of many “unique” supermodels, dies at age 56

Tatjana Patitz, one in every of an elite group of famed supermodels who graced journal covers within the Nineteen Eighties and ’90s and appeared in George Michael’s “Freedom! ’90” music video, has died at age 56.

Patitz’s dying within the Santa Barbara, California, space was confirmed by her New York agent, Corinne Nicolas, on the Model CoOp company. In a press release to CBS News, Nicolas stated, “Tatiana handed away in California. The reason behind dying was breast most cancers. She is survived by her son, her sister, and her mother and father.”

Patitz, who was born in Germany, raised in Sweden and later made her life in California, was referred to 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.

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She was a favourite of vogue photographer Peter Lindbergh, who highlighted her pure magnificence in his well-known 1988 picture, “White Shirts: Six Supermodels, Malibu,” and for British Vogue’s 1990 cowl — main Michael to solid the group in his lip-syncing video, according to Vogue.

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Tatjana Patitz in 1992 in Paris.

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The journal quoted its world editorial director, Anna Wintour, as saying Patitz was “at all times 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 attraction.”

In a 2006 interview, Patitz opined that the golden age of supermodels was over.

“There was an actual period, and the rationale that occurred was as a result of glamour was introduced into it,” she was quoted as saying in Prestige Hong Kong journal. “Now the celebrities and actresses have taken over, and the fashions are within the backseat utterly.”

She additionally famous that fashions from her period had more healthy physiques.

“Women had been wholesome, not these scrawny little fashions that no one is aware of their names anymore,” Patitz stated.

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