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German-born supermodel Tatjana Patitz has died at the age of 56, having lived in California for years in contact with nature.

During the golden age of supermodels Tatjana Patitz was an icon of the caliber of Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford. For this reason, the news of the death, at the age of only 56, of the German supermodel has shaken the fashion world and beyond. The cause of her death has not yet been disclosed, nor is the exact date of her death known.

The Discovery of Tatjana Patitz And Notoriety

Discovered by photographer Peter Lindbergh after a competition at the age of 17, Tatjana Patitz had become famous for her participation in the video of the song Tell me by Nick Kamen (1988) at the time of her boyfriend.

Or again, in the same year, for the shooting with Lindbergh who had portrayed Tatjana Patitz together with Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington on the beach, without make-up and wearing only a white shirt.

Tatjana Patitz on the cover of Vogue with Naomi and Cindy Crawford:
In 1990 she had appeared on the cover of Vogue together with Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington: an iconic cover symbolizing the rise of supermodels.

The same five supermodels, in the same year, participated in the video Freedom! by George Michael.

Born to a German father and an Estonian mother in Hamburg, Germany, Tatjana Patitz had been living in California for years to experience her great passions for nature and horseback riding up close.

Tatjana Patitz, The Words of Anna Wintour

Recently, in February 2020, Tatjana Patitz had returned to tread the catwalks for Etro, in Milan. Compared to the other colleagues of the time, Tatjana Patitz has always sought the limelight less and she has never let herself be overwhelmed by the chaos of the fashion world.

Among the best known supermodels, Patitz has always embodied the ideal of natural beauty.

Anna Wintour, historic director of Vogue, defined it as a mix between Monica Vitti and Romy Schneider, as well as considering it the symbol of European chic. Married to Jason Johnson until 2009, Tatjana Patitz leaves a son, Jonah, born of this relationship.

This article is originally published on notizie.virgilio.it