L’Wren Scott, the 49-year-old designer was found dead on March 17 in her Manhattan apartment. The designer was found hanging from a scarf on a doorknob by her assistant at 200 11th Avenue around 10 am and the cause of death is yet to be stated. As the world mourns over the death of the famous fashion designer, L’Wren Scott, here are five things you probably should know in the remembrance of this small town fashionista who made it big!
1. Luann Bambrough
Luann Bambrough is the birth name of L’Wren Scott. She was raised in Roy, Utah spent most of her teenage years poring over fashion magazines and dreaming of a career in Paris. In 1985, just after she turned 18, the frustrated future fashionista changed her name to something not quite so…regional, and set off for Paris.
2. Calvin Klein Shoot
Every journey begins with a single step. In the case of Scott, it was this Calvin Klein shoot. Almost 30 years ago, Bruce Weber discovered this beauty when he was in Utah and went on to cast her in a Calvin Klein shoot. This set to action the fashion ride for Scott, who was just 18 at the time.
L’Wren Scott was obviously famous for her designer clothing, but what set her apart was her height. Scott was a gangly 6’4”. She is known for her tall frame and had already reached a height of 6’ at the age of 12.
After the shoot, Scott flew to Paris at 18 without telling her parents. In Paris, she went on to work for Thierry Mugler and Chanel as well as model for such renowned photographers as Guy Bourdin, David Bailey and Jean-Paul Goude. She then returned to LA and even started her own brand in 2006.
5. Sir Mick Jagger
She was in a relationship with The Rolling Stone singer, Sir Mick Jagger, from the past 13 years. She had been linked romantically to Jagger since 2001 and also designed his costumes for The Rolling Stone’s 50th Anniversary.