It comes as a shock to many in the fashion world – L’Wren Scott, fashion designer and partner to Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger was found dead in her apartment in New York. She was 47. The designer and former model reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself with a scarf.
Named Luann Bambrough, she was adopted by Mormon parents and raised in a small town in the United States. She changed her name to L’Wren Scott when she embarked on a modelling career. Her 6’3″ frame made her quite literally – stand out. In 2006, she launched her eponymous collection L’Wren Scott that found fans in Nicole Kidman, Christina Hendricks and Amy Adams.
Media reports speculate that Scott took the drastic step owing to her piling debts. She had recently cancelled her fashion show at London Fashion Week citing fabric delay.
Partner Jagger is said to be devastated and might cancel his tour in Australia.