A gorgeous woman and beyond gorgeous designs.
Fashion designer, renowned stylist, and fashion model L’Wren Scott was found hanged to death Monday in her New York City apartment in an apparent suicide. Scott, 47, was the longtime girlfriend of superstar singer Mick Jagger.
According to the authorities, police were called to Scott’s apartment in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood at 10:05 a.m. and found her lifeless body hanging from a scarf on a doorknob. Police did not suspect foul play, a source said, but the Medical Examiner’s Office will determine a cause of death. There was no suicide note found.
Scott had texted her assistant at 8:30 a.m. and asked that she come over, police sources said. When the assistant arrived, she found the body and called 911.
Scott had been romantically linked to the Rolling Stones frontman for more than a decade. The former model met Jagger in 2001. The rock legend is currently on tour with his band, and recently arrived in Australia. A spokesperson for Jagger reported to ABC News that he is completely devastated and shocked by the news.
This is a tragic loss for the fashion world and it seems senseless and hard to understand why a beautiful, successful woman would take her own life. All we can do is continue to enjoy the beauty of her clothes, made in such rich, luxe fabrics and cut and draped so stunningly that they are truly works of art.
The raven haired beauty was born in Utah in 1964 to Mormon adoptive parents. Known for her tall frame, she had already reached six feet tall in height by 12 years old, and would eventually grow to be 6’4”. She left Utah after graduating from high school and headed to Paris to pursue a career as a model. There, she went on to work for the likes of Thierry Mugler and Chanel, and posed for renowned fashion photographers, including Guy Bourdin and David Bailey.
Scott moved to California in the early 1990s, where she established herself as a successful stylist. She worked initially in collaboration with the legendary photography Herb Ritts, and later with Helmut Newton, Mario Sorrenti, and Karl Lagerfeld. Her reputation spread until she was a highly influential celebrity stylist working with Madonna and Julia Roberts, among others. Scott began designing costumes for films such as Ocean’s Thirteen, Eyes Wide Shut, and Shine a Light, a documentary by Martin Scorsese about The Rolling Stones. Scott had been linked romantically to Mick Jagger since 2001, dating for over ten years. They were still currently dating at the time of the designer’s passing.
Scott’s first collection as a clothing designer launched in 2006. The collection was titled “Little Black Dress” and it presented an array of black dresses, including her now famous “Headmistress” dress worn by Madonna and an array of famous actresses. Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Christina Hendricks, Amy Adams, and Sarah Jessica Parker all wore Scott’s dresses to the Academy Awards. Other celebrities who have worn her designs include Michelle Obama, Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Lopez, and Uma Thurman. Scott also designed an exclusive holiday collection this past winter for Banana Republic. The line featured women’s apparel and accessories.
Scott’s website states that she was in “favor of creating versatile, classic pieces that can be worn in a variety of ways and environments.” Let’s look back at some of her amazing designs and wish that she may rest in peace.