Fashion designer L’wren Scott came from humble beginnings. She was adopted by a Mormon couple in Utah and given the birth name Luann Bambrough. Even as a teen with her svelte figure and height of 6’3 though, she was destined to become a model. She moved to Paris after graduating high school and modeled for several high-fashion designers and professional photographers. She later moved to California where she began her career as a stylist and worked with high profile clients such as Madonna and Julia Roberts. Scott then launched her first fashion collection in 2006. Her designs have been worn by Hollywood’s elite and she was a frequent designer mentioned at red carpet events.
Recently L’wren Scott has had some setbacks, her 2014 New York Fashion Week show was cancelled and it was reported after her death that the designer had been facing some serious financial issues. Reports surfaced that her company had a recent deficit of $5.8 million and she had taken out a mortgage on her Manhattan apartment for $1.2 million.
It was reported last week that L’wren Scott had died from an apparent suicide. The news of her death was shocking to those who knew her including Mick Jagger, whom she had been in a relationship with for over a decade. Jagger released a statement on her death via his website, MickJagger.com: “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.”
The Medical Examiner released a statement that the fashion designer was found by her assistant in her Chelsea apartment around 10 am on March 17th. The cause of death was suicide by hanging, she was 49 years old.