Harry Joseph Brant, a founding member of the next-generation jet set and a new-look “It” boy, was discovered lifeless on Sunday at age 24. The trigger was an unintentional drug overdose of pharmaceuticals, his household stated. He had struggled with habit for a number of years.
“We will forever be saddened that his life was cut short by this devastating disease,” his household stated in an announcement. “He achieved a lot in his 24 years, but we will never get the chance to see how much more Harry could have done.”
The youthful son of Peter M. Brant, an industrialist, writer and artwork collector, and Stephanie Seymour, one of many unique supermodels, Mr. Brant grew up across the glitterati of the fashion and artwork worlds. He was a well-known 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 get pleasure from 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 Beautiful Teenage Brothers”; their social omnipresence appeared to ask a sure form of hyperbole.
Though 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. Though he attended Bard College, he didn’t graduate. According to his mother and father, 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 inventive aspect of Interview journal.
In addition to 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. (Another half sibling from Mr. Brant’s earlier marriage died in 2019).
“Harry was not just our son,” the household stated within the assertion. “He was also a wonderful brother, loving grandson, favorite uncle and a caring friend. He was a creative, loving and powerful soul that brought light into so many people’s hearts. He was truly a beautiful person inside and out.”
In an interview with W journal earlier than one of many MAC kickoffs, Mr. Brant stated, “I really think that once you leave high school, you realize that being normal is something that people want to shy away from, and the more true you are to yourself and the more individual you are, the more people are inherently attracted to you.” Makeup, he added, “is all about fantasy and turning yourself into someone you might not necessarily be on an everyday basis, so you kind of get to escape for a night with this new persona. That’s what I always did.”