Top fashion designer and long time girlfriend of rock star Mick Jagger was found dead in her Manhattan apartment yesterday morning in what is being ruled as a suicide. If you missed the news read it up here.
Her suicide and death comes as a big blow to the fashion industry as a whole and a lot of people are still in shock. Her death comes as a reminder to the world that appearances are not always what they seem. On the surface the world say a woman dating a man worth over £100 million surrounded by a seemingly successful business, friends and loved ones and good health. Yet something must have been terribly wrong for L’Wren Scott to make a decision to commit suicide.
59-year-old L’Wren started out as a model in the 1980’s but then turned to a celebrity stylist for a few years before finally taking a bold step to start her own fashion brand in 2006. Tall, glamorous, and beautiful, the 6 foot 3 model turned designer always seemed to have an air of ease around her.
Recently L’Wren Scott was expanding her line and brand name with handbags sold at Barneys and a collaboration with Banana Republic that brought us lipstick-printed silk pajamas. She also had a fragrance that came in a pretty red bottle with a silver snap. One Christmas a while ago, Lancôme released a lipstick in her favorite, particularly rich shade of Bordeaux red.
In a bid to remember the talented L’Wren Scott we count some of 15 our favourite looks ever from the designer:
Read a few tributes from celebrities below –
American fashion designer Marc Jacobs said: “You’ll forever be missed.”
Rock musician Bryan Adams wrote on Twitter: “Devastated to have lost my friend. Rest in peace my dear, I’m going to miss you. Condolences to all that were close to her.”
Anna Wintour, Vogue magazine editor, wrote in a tribute: “L’Wren was a total perfectionist, someone who absolutely embodied everything her marvellous clothes stood for: strength of character combined with a confident and powerful style.”
Jagger’s first wife, Bianca, said she was “heartbroken to learn of the loss of the lovely and talented L’Wren Scott. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.”
Madonna wrote in a statement: “This is a horrible and tragic loss. I’m so upset. I loved L’Wren’s work and she was always so generous with me.”
Model Sophie Anderton stated on Twitter: “My thoughts are with l’Wren Scott’s family today! A huge loss to them and the fashion world! An amazing talent and woman! So very sad”
Naomi Campbell stated: “I am deeply shocked and devastated by the news. L’Wren was someone I knew since I was 17. We travelled the world together many times. L’Wren was someone I always loved. She was the epitome of elegance and femininity yet still had a girlish quality. I will miss her honesty and I will miss her friendship. My heart goes out to Mick and all who loved her and were loved by her. May she Rest in Peace.”