I hope that whoever is charged with fashion designer L’Wren Scott’s burial packs that dirt on deep. Because in the days since her tragic suicide at the age of 49, the media has done nothing but give Scott reasons to roll over in her grave.
I’m sure you’re well aware of the biggest reason: upon her death, The New York Times tweeted “Mick Jagger’s Girlfriend Found Dead, Official Says.” Scott designed gowns worn by Angelina Jolie and Michelle Obama, modeled for Calvin Klein and Chanel, created lipstick for Lancome, and collaborated with Banana Republic on a collection that sold out. But according to the Times‘ Twitter feed she amounted nothing more than some rock star’s girlfriend.
That’s sexist and irritating enough. But the other story missing here is one that concerns the “rock star girlfriend” angle, too: how everyone’s first assumption was that Mick Jagger was the reason that L’Wren Scott took her own life. Keep reading »
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.
I have been touched by the tributes that people have paid to her, and also the personal messages of support that I have received.
I will never forget her.
Mick Jagger released a statement on his website about the sudden death of his longtime girlfriend, fashion designer L’Wren Scott, who is said to have committed suicide on Monday in New York City. The 47-year-old designer had dated Jagger since 2001. She is said to have been $6 million or $7 million in debt at the time of her death. Jagger was on tour with the Rolling Stones in Australia, and canceled their upcoming concerts in the wake of Scott’s passing. [MickJagger.com] [Image via Getty]
Fashion designer L’Wren Scott, known for her gorgeous red carpet dresses, was found dead today in her New York City apartment, hanged in an apparent suicide. The 47-year-old designer was discovered by her assistant this morning. Police did not suspect foul play, a source said, but the Medical Examiner’s Office will still ultimately determine a cause of death. No suicide note was found. Scott was also known for being Mick Jagger’s longtime girlfriend. Our thoughts go out to her friends and family. [NY Daily News] [Photo: Getty Images]
Olivia Wilde is a bonafide stunner, so it typically doesn’t matter what she wears. When I first spied her in this L’Wren Scott look at the premiere of her new movie “Deadfaull,” I loved it. But on closer inspection, it seems a little dowdy and mumsy. Like, I could see somebody’s grandma wearing it to a Christmas eve church ceremony. And maybe it’s not showstopping enough for a premiere. But what do you think? Is it a yay or a nay in your book?