To Remember: L’wren Scott

L'wren Scott
(above) Photograph for Vogue Magazine Words by Elizabeth Pollard

This week, the fashion industry lost one of it’s most beloved and respected figures. Model, stylist and designer, L’wren Scott tragically passed away in her Manhattan apartment on Monday, whilst her partner of 13 years, Mick Jagger, landed in Australia on tour with The Rolling Stones.

After a turbulent few months for her career, speculation surfaced that Scott was struggling to keep her acclaimed fashion label afloat. Whilst we could dwell on the details, at a time like this, I will instead celebrate and remember her extraordinary story.

Born in England but raised in Utah by morman adoptive parents, L’wren (formerly Laura “Luann” Bambrough) grew to be 6’ at the age of 12 and later 6’ 3” by the time she finished school. Her dazzling height attracted the attention of photographer Bruce Webber, who eventually photographed her in Paris after she graduated high school.

After moving back to California in the 90’s a series of high profile, celebrity jobs secured Scott’s career as an acclaimed and in demand stylist. She continued to work in music, film and editorial after she launched her label in 2006 which was a red carpet favourite for celebrities including Naomi Campbell, Angelina Jolie, Amy Adams and friend, Nicole Kidman.

Her work was both sophisticated, intelligent and interesting; demanding a woman to be strong and confident whilst wearing them. Often influenced by an Eastern Asian femininity, her silhouette resembled her own striking, curvaceous figure and graphic use of print and colour.

To say Scott will be missed is an understatement but let’s celebrate and be inspired by the incredible woman she was.

L'wren Scott

L'wren Scott

L'wren Scott

L'wren Scott

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