Last month, on March 17th, fashion designer L’Wren Scott committed suicide in her New York apartment. Her company, LS Fashion Ltd, as we have since been informed, was facing financial crisis and she had been forced to cancel her London Fashion Week show in February, claiming production delays. Despite this, Scott had a glittering career, and here at Razz we want to celebrate the wonderful fashion she has produced since she launched her high-end label in 2006.
Scott was a favourite of Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence, Olivia Wilde, and Sarah Jessica Parker. Her dresses frequently graced Hollywood’s finest red carpets and she even designed the costumes for boyfriend Mick Jagger’s band, The Rolling Stones, when they played their revival concerts at Glastonbury and Hyde Park.
She came a long way from her small-town Mormon upbringing in Utah, finding her way to Paris to work with the greats (Karl Lagerfield included), and eventually establishing a name for herself as a stylist and designer. Famed for her sleek ball gown silhouettes, spaghetti straps, sweetheart necklines and love of sequins, Scott’s designs are timelessly elegant. Kidman, pictured at the Oscars in 2013, and Lawrence at the Critic’s Choice Movie Awards in 2011, both opted for her glamorous pieces. They could almost be placed in any era; there’s something simultaneously fresh and classic about her work.
Her death tragically resembles that of Alexander McQueen in 2010 and we can only hope that her label and ambitions are preserved as honourably and respectfully as his have been.
It was a sad day for the fashion world. The British Fashion Council have expressed their regret for the loss of such an ‘iconic woman’, whose extraordinary talent inspired so many.
by Heather Tarplee, Razz Fashion Correspondent