The fashion world was rocked this Monday by the apparent suicide of fashion designer, L’Wren Scott. The beautiful British amazon, whose height reached 6 ft by the time she was twelve, was found hung by a scarf in her downtown New York City apartment on the morning of March 17th. L’Wren Scott was only 49 years old.
Although L’Wren was astonishingly successful in her own right, many know her as the longtime girlfriend of Rolling Stones’s front man, Mick Jagger. On Tuesday, Jagger posted the following statement on his website with a photo of his partner, “I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way. We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves. She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me. I have been touched by the tributes that people have paid to her, and also the personal messages of support that I have received. I will never forget her, Mick.”. Many insiders in the fashion industry are still confused as to why L’Wren chose to end her glamorous life. Many point to the recent struggles of her brand label, LS Fashion Ltd. In February 2014, her runway show for London fashion week was cancelled due to production problems. It has also been revealed that her fashion line was $6 million dollars in debt and was to be shut down this month.
L’Wren Scott made her first jaunt in the fashion industry when New York fashion photographer, Bruce Webber, discovered her during a ski trip in Utah. The famous photographer explains, “I adored L’Wren the moment I met her, took her picture and told her she was so special — she’ll find her way in Paris. And she did. Ever since then I used to tease her that she had the most beautiful legs I had ever seen on any girl. I used to call her ‘Pretty Legs’”.
L’Wren Scott had recently broken into ready to wear with her collaborative line with major retailer, Banana Republic, in 2013. She had also spent years dressing the biggest stars-Madonna, Nicole Kidman & Angelina Jolie, for the red carpet. Designer, L’Wren Scott will be remembered for her enormous talent and sweet spirit. She was a humanitarian and threw herself into fundraisers for victims of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Celebrity dermatologist, David Colbert, describes how she “quietly and gracefully” took it upon herself to round up guitars from Bob Dylan, Bono, Brice Springsteen and Ronnie Wood to auction at the event to help finance prosthetics for the injured.
Our New York fashion photography team here at Le Image Inc is so grieved over the loss of L’Wren Scott. Our thoughts are with her loved ones during this difficult time. Her talents and gracious personality will never be forgotten. Rest in peace.