Beloved stylist Annabel Tollman died Thursday at the tender age of 39. The fashion world is reeling with the sudden passing of a fashion stylist who was known for dressing Scarlett Johansson, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Shakira and more.
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Tollman, who was born in Brussels and raised in the United Kingdom, was famed for bringing old-Hollywood glamour to all from the most gamine to the most curvaceous. A classic blonde bombshell herself, she was a favorite of the party paparazzi, being photographed almost daily in everything from fantastic vintage finds to looks straight from the catwalk. More than just a pretty face though, she was smart, a generous friend and beloved for her dry British wit. Tollman, self-described as “Stylist/Glamourista/Vintage-a-holic/Tastemaker,” was also well-known for her love of Louis Roederer Cristal champagne, Ladurée macarons, Chanel handbags and well-made lingerie.
The stylist died suddenly in her sleep in her West Village apartment from a blood clot this week, sources confirmed to The Cut. The stylist appears to have died of natural causes, according to a spokesman for the New York Police Department. Officers were called to her apartment at approximately 5 PM on Thursday. Although there are no signs of suspicious behavior an autopsy is planned.
She worked as fashion director at Interview and at Wallpaper magazine, as well appearing as a fashion and style expert in newspapers and magazines from Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle to People and Us Weekly, on television and web shows for eBay and Fashionair. She was regularly named to both best dressed lists and best stylist lists.
She attended famed fashion school Central Saint Martin’s, alma mater of Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen.
Below, never seen before by the public, is a test shoot for the Rolling Stone Glee cover, styled by Tollman and photographed by Mark Seliger.