Gauthier's muse and George Michael's favorite. Supermodel Tatjana Patitz dies
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Vogue cover model and favorite of photographer Herb Ritz was only 56 years old.
. She was a catwalk and cover star in the 1990s, collaborating with renowned photographer Herb Ritz. The cause of death has not yet been reported, writes Vogue.
Tatyana was born in Hamburg to an Estonian mother and a German father. After the family moved to Stockholm. At the age of 17 in 1983, she entered an elite model competition in Stockholm. She finished third in Sweden. The prize was a trip to Paris and a fixed-term contract with a modeling agency.
Tatiana was called a “siren” for her classic features and aloof coldness. She walked the catwalk for Versace, Jean Paul Gaultier and Chanel, appeared on the covers of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle and Marie Claire.
In the 1990s, she appeared in George Michael's video for the song Freedom, along with his friend Cindy Crawford.
After all who flashed in this video, they were dubbed “supermodels of the 1990s” and they often worked together.
Tatiana also starred in the Duran Duran Skin Trade film and even tried her hand at acting, playing the role of a murder victim in the 1993 Sean Connery film Rising Sun.
In 2000, she appeared in Korn's video for the song Make Me Bad.
She also worked for 30 years with renowned photographer Peter Lindbergh, was the muse of Herb Ritz and Helmut Newton.
In his book “10 Women” Lindberg wrote: “I admire Tatiana because she always remains herself. She is very soft, but at the same time very strong, and knows how to stand up for herself. It is impossible not to admire her even over the years do not fall in love with her at least a little bit.”
In recent years, Tatyana lived in the United States, where she had a ranch in Montana. The model was an avid rider and adored horses.
The star has worked in recent years: in 2019, she took part in the Etro show in Milan, and in 2022, with Toni Garrn and Nadja Auermann, she attended the world premiere of WMF at the Haus der Kunst in Munich
“Tatjana has always been a European icon of chic, like Romy Schneider and Monica Witti. She was much less visible than her peers – more mysterious, more mature, more unattainable – and that had its own appeal, “recalls Anna Wintour, director of content at Condé Nast and global editorial director of Vogue.
Among the boyfriends The supermodels were Pierce Brosnan, model and singer Nick Kamen and marketing director Jason Johnson. From the latter, she gave birth to a son, John.