People, Apr. 1, 1996

AND SHE'S AN HEIRESS She doesn't smile, she doesn't sizzle and she definitely doesn't sashay. STELLA TENNANT's style on the runway is a slouched stalk. Even so, no less haughty a house than Chanel has just signed the lanky sort-of-beauty to an exclusive contract for its ready-to-wear line. "She has the perfect look for now," says Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld. "She has a natural arrogance without seeming aggressive." If that's true, she came by it honestly. Her grandfather is Lord Andrew Cavendish, the 11th Duke of Devonshire, and she's the great-niece of novelist Nancy Mitford. Tennant, who has been a model...

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