Tatjana patitz has died at the age of 56. patitz was a prominent supermodel in the 1990s, having appeared in music videos for duran duran and george michael and having worked on campaigns for chanel, calvin klein and versace. anna wintour described her as “the european symbol of chic”. she attributed her success to “not looking like anyone else”.
Died in california, where she was living at the time of her death. she entered a contest at the age of 17 and came third, and by 1988, she was being shot by high-profile fashion photographer peter lindbergh. her most recent catwalk appearance was in the etro show in february 2019 as part of milan fashion week.
Cause of death has been revealed. her passing has been mourned by the peter lindbergh foundation, who paid tribute to patitz’s “kindness, inner beauty and outstanding intelligence”. she is survived by her 19-year-old son, jonah.