Sad news for the fashion world, after it’s been confirmed that L’Wren Scott killed herself on Monday.
49 year old fashion designer L’Wren Scott was found dead in her apartment in New York, with a scarf around her neck and hanging from a door knob. Her assistant was the one to find the body, and it appears the designer committed suicide, despite the lack of a note of any kind. Besides her career in fashion, L’Wren was also known as Mick Jagger‘s girlfriend, having been linked romantically for over 13 years. The Rolling Stones consequently cancelled their concert in Perth which was scheduled on March 19th.
Anna Wintour wrote on vogue.com: “I am deeply saddened by the loss of L’Wren Scott. L’Wren was a total perfectionist, someone who absolutely embodied everything her marvelous clothes stood for: strength of character combined with a confident and powerful style. In person, L’Wren was always unbelievably generous, gracious, kind, and so much fun. Her old world American manners and charm were from another time, but her sensibility was always fiercely modern. We will all miss her.”
Naomi Campbell also showed her affection for L’Wren: ““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.”
Olivia Munn took to Twitter to show her sympathy: “Shocked and saddened by the passing of @lwrenscott … she was an amazing soul, talented artist and an unbelievably giving friend. RIP.”
Bette Midler tweeted: “Just got news of the beautiful L’wren Scott’s death perhaps by her own hand. I am devastated. A rare, wonderful, talented soul. Goodbye.”
L’Wren was named Luann Bambrough by her Mormon adoptive parents who raised her in Utah. Growing 6 ft 3 tall, she left high-school to pursue modelling in the in the 80s. She later proceeded to work as a stylist in California, and launched her own line in 2006.
During London Fashion Week last month, L’Wren cancelled her show at the last minute, citing production delays as the main reason. The designer decided to show her collection via social media, like she did with her Spring 2013 line. Her last runway collection was for Spring 2014, and it was filled with color and optimism. It is not yet known what will happen with L’Wren Scott as a fashion label.