Supermodel Tatiana Patitz has died at the age of 56, reported Vogue.
Patitz was born in Hamburg in 1966, but was raised in Switzerland. At the age of 17, she won third place in a modeling contest and moved to Paris, where she began working as a model. In 1985, she was already known in the industry and had one cover for British Vogue.
He began working with the photographer Peter Lindbergh, with whom he collaborated many times in the following years.
“I admire Tatiana, she always remains herself,” Lindbergh wrote in her book.
In the 1980s, Tatiana appeared in the French and Italian editions of Vogue, Elle and many others. He worked with photographers such as Irving Penn, Helmut Newton and Steven Meisel. She is considered one of the first names in the supermodel group.
“We are deeply saddened by the news of the death of Tatiana Patitz, Peter’s long-time friend. We would like to express our respect for Tatiana’s kindness, inner beauty and extraordinary intelligence. Our thoughts go out to her loved ones and especially to Jonah. We will miss her immensely a lot,” says the Twitter profile of photographer Peter Lindbergh’s foundation.
The cause of the supermodel’s death is still unclear.