L’Wren Scott, 1964- 2014

L’Wren Scott in her own design on the cover of the Times London, styled by Jane Taylor-Hayhurst

It’s always a sad day when a talented individual passes away.

This morning the world was stunned when news broke that American designer L’Wren Scott was found dead in her New York apartment.  Reports say that she was discovered dead by her assistant around 10am on Tuesday March 14th.  She was 49 years old.

L’wren Scott in Vogue, photographed by Annie Leibovtiz

L’Wren Scott was born Luann Bambrough on April 28th, 1964.   She was adopted and raised in a Mormon household in Roy Utah.  She moved to Paris after high school to pursue a career as a model, where she worked for the likes of Chanel and Thierry Mugler.

She moved to California in the 1990s where she established herself as an influential celebrity stylist.  She collaborated with photographers Herb Ritts, Helmut Newton, Karl Lagerfeld and Mario Sorrenti and has styled celebrities such as Madonna and Julia Roberts.  She also styled the ad campaign for Elizabeth Taylor’s best-selling “White Diamonds” Fragrance and designed costumes for the films “Diabolique” (1996) “Ocean’s Thirteen” (2007) and “Eyes Wide Shut” (1999).

L’Wren Scott in her famous “Headmistress Dress” from the “Little Black Dress” collection (2006), photographed by Bryan Adams

L’Wren Scott’s self-titled brand was not launched until 2006, when she released her premiere collection “Little Black Dress.”   Her clothes have graced many of Hollywood’s red carpets, being worn by celebrities such as Amy Adams, Sarah Jessica Parker, Angelina Jolie and Naomi Campbell, to name a few.  First ladies Michelle Obama and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy have both worn L’Wren Scott designs.    Her handbag line “Lula” was launched in May 2011.

L’Wren Scott has also collaborated with Banana Republic and cosmetics giant Lancome.  

L’Wren Scott in Harper’s Bazaar, photographed by Victor Demarchelier

L’Wren Scott was the longtime girlfriend of Mick Jagger, the pair had been together since 2001.

L’Wren Scott in the New York Times, photographed by Evan Sung

You were too fab.

Rest in Peace L’Wren Scott.

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