Supermodel Stephanie Seymour has paid tribute to her late son Harry Brant on what would have been his 26th birthday – 18 months after he died of an accidental overdose.
Harry, a socialite and fashionista, died of an accidental prescription drug overdose in January 2021 at the age of 24, following a long battle with addiction, just days before he was due to re-enter rehab.
Seymour, 54, who is married to billionaire publishing magnate Peter Brant, 75, shared a photo of herself and her late son Harry on her Instagram with the simple message: ‘Happy birthday Bebe.’
Supermodel Stephanie Seymour has paid tribute to her late son Harry Brant on what would have been his 26th birthday. She shared this photo and simple caption on Instagram
Harry, who was raised in ritzy Greenwich, Connecticut, was a prominent socialite who was close friends with Donald Trump’s daughter Tiffany.
Along with his older brother, Peter Brant II, he became famous for experimenting with gender in fashion and beauty.
New York Magazine once referred to Harry and Peter II as ‘NYC’s Most Beautiful Teenage Brothers’, while Vanity Fair called them ‘Little Lord Flauntleroys’.
In 2015, the pair founded Brant Brothers, a unisex makeup line created in collaboration with MAC.
Despite professional success, Harry had reportedly battled drug addiction.
In 2016, Harry was arrested after refusing to pay a cab fare in Connecticut.
Harry, a socialite and fashionista, died of an accidental prescription drug overdose in January 2021 following a long battle with addiction and days before he was due to re-enter rehab. Pictured, with his mother Stephanie in New York in April 2015
Officers were called to the scene where they found the ‘baggie of white substance in his wallet’. He was charged with larceny, interfering with an officer and drug possession.
The same year, his brother Peter II was charged with assault after allegedly getting into a fight with a Port Authority officer at JFK Airport.
Harry had a regular column in Interview Magazine – the famous culture publication started by Andy Warhol and now owned by Peter Brant.
Brant had reportedly planned to give Harry a larger role at the magazine in the near future.
Harry, who was raised in ritzy Greenwich, Connecticut, was a prominent socialite who was close friends with First Daughter Tiffany Trump
Along with his older brother, Peter Brant II, pictured in 2015, he became famous for experimenting with gender in fashion and beauty, and the pair founded a unisex makeup line together
Harry pictured with mother Stephanie and sister Lilly in July, 2008, is a much missed son
For his final column for Interview Magazine published in May 2020, Harry interviewed fashion designer Marc Jacob about dismantling the stigma attached to men wearing make-up.
He wrote in the piece: ‘Have you ever wondered why society has reserved makeup for the fairer sex?
‘For generations, men who dared to disrupt this silly taboo not only had their masculinity questioned, but were more often than not met with a barrage of shaming, harassment, and ridicule.’
In addition to writing his own column, Harry was the subject of countless interviews in other illustrious titles including Italian Vogue.
In a statement released at the time of Harry’s death, his parents said: ‘We will forever be saddened that his life was cut short by this devastating disease.
Stephanie Seymour and her husband Peter Brant, the billionaire publishing magnate, in 2019
‘Harry achieved a lot in his 24 years, but we will never get the chance to see how much more he could have done.’
They continued: ‘Harry 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.’
Stephanie Seymour and Peter Brand married in Paris in 1995 after being introduced by the photographer Sante D’Orazio.
Seymour filed for divorce in March 2009 after 15 years of marriage, but by September 2010 they had called off their divorce.
The couple share three children: Harry, Peter and a daughter, Lilly. Stephanie also has a son, Dylan, with guitarist Tommy Andrews.
Brant shares five children with first wife Sandra Simms. Their son, Ryan Brant, died in 2019.