Harry Joseph Brant, a founding member of the next-generation jet set and a new-look “It” boy, was discovered useless on Sunday at age 24. The trigger was an unintended drug overdose of prescribed drugs, his household mentioned. He had struggled with dependancy for a number of years.
“We are going to without end be saddened that his life was lower quick by this devastating illness,” his household mentioned in an announcement. “He achieved loads in his 24 years, however we are going to by no means get the prospect to see how rather more Harry may have accomplished.”
The youthful son of Peter M. Brant, an industrialist, writer and artwork collector, and Stephanie Seymour, one of many authentic supermodels, Mr. Brant grew up across the glitterati of the type and artwork worlds. He was a well-recognized presence at style exhibits and worldwide events at a younger age, attending the Met Gala at age 16. Vanity Fair called him a “Little Lord Fauntleroy” for his unapologetic willingness to take pleasure in his personal success and appears, and New York Magazine as soon as referred to Mr. Brant and his older brother, Peter Brant II, as “NYC’s Most Stunning Teenage Brothers”; their social omnipresence appeared to ask a sure form of hyperbole.
Although he later grew to hate the Fauntleroy appellation, Mr. Brant was identified for pushing the boundaries of gender stereotype in each cosmetics and clothes. He dabbled in journalism as a teenage columnist for his father’s Interview journal, modeled for Balmain and Italian Vogue (amongst others), and, along with his brother, based a unisex make-up line with MAC, releasing collections in 2015 and 2016.
In 2016, Mr. Brant was arrested after refusing to pay a cab fare in Greenwich, Conn., and charged with larceny, interfering with an officer and drug possession. Although he attended Bard School, he didn’t graduate. In accordance with his dad and mom, he had been planning to enter a brand new drug rehabilitation middle this 12 months, and had hoped to return to play a bigger function within the artistic aspect of Interview journal.
Along with Peter, Harry is survived by a youthful sister, in addition to an older half brother from his mom’s earlier marriage to the guitarist Tommy Andrews, and 4 half siblings from his father’s earlier marriage to Sandra Brant. (One other half sibling from Mr. Brant’s earlier marriage died in 2019).
“Harry was not simply our son,” the household mentioned within the assertion. “He was additionally a beautiful brother, loving grandson, favourite uncle and a caring good friend. He was a artistic, loving and highly effective soul that introduced gentle into so many individuals’s hearts. He was actually a lovely particular person inside and outside.”
In an interview with W journal earlier than one of many MAC kickoffs, Mr. Brant mentioned, “I actually assume that when you allow highschool, you notice that being regular is one thing that folks wish to shrink back from, and the extra true you’re to your self and the extra particular person you’re, the extra individuals are inherently interested in you.” Make-up, he added, “is all about fantasy and turning your self into somebody you may not essentially be on an on a regular basis foundation, so that you form of get to flee for an evening with this new persona. That’s what I all the time did.”