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Tatjana Patitz, one of the original 90s supermodel dies at 56.

Tatjana Patitz who rose to fashion in the 90s supermodel as an animal lover supermodel with a piercing gaze has died. She was just 56, her agent has confirmed that. She was suffering from breast cancer, Patitz died on Wednesday her agent Corinne Nicolas told CNN. She has one son, Jonah. Dozens of German model covers for Vogue and countless other fashion magazines began in the 1980s. Her famous cover with supermodels of her generation has inspired famous George Michael to cast her in his music video for “Freedom!’90.”
Where the other supermodels of her age always wanted to attract the public eye but Patitz was quite different from others she preferred quiet places surrounded by nature, especially wild horses. She worked so hard and with full dedication said Anna Wintour, Vogue’s global editorial director. Romy Schneider coted one statement that Tatjana always looks like the symbol of European chic.
Tatjana was born in Hamburg, Germany, and was raised in Sweden. She was the finalist of the “Elite Model Look “ competition in which Elite agency heads have selected her. But her career didn’t take off until the late 80s. It was the time when she became the inspiration of photographer Peter Lindbergh for whom she worked until the 2010s.
Then it become an iconic 1990 British Vogue cover, it was also shot by Lindbergh. Patitz becomes one of the original supermodels of that period. The image was promoted by singer George Michael to cast the woman in the video for his song “Freedom!’90” later which also became a cultural artifact. The photographer Matthew Rolston said about Patitz that her appearance was not just beautiful but memorable. She was having a depth and emotional quality in her. She has appeared on more than 130 magazine covers in her whole life. She was the only face of sea supermodels for Vogue’s 100-anniversary cover in 1992. All of them just dressed identically in white jeans and white button-down shirts tied at the midriff. She was a lifelong animal lover, she has also done one shoot with her son Jonah in 2012 at their California home.
Patitz was always passionate about animal advocacy even from her early modeling days. She continued to work in modeling in her 40s and 50s but she always chose her projects very selectively. She always tries to be less present in the public and loves to be surrounded by nature away from noise. She spends her time with her son and animals. She’ll always be in our memories and we love her work and her personality.

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