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Mick Jagger and L' Wren Scott had been in a year relationship when the stylist was found dead in her New York flat. Now, four years after. Mick Jagger marked what would have been L'Wren Scott's 54th a relationship with fashion designer L'Wren from until she took her own. GRIEVING Mick Jagger was “totally devoted” to tragic girlfriend L'Wren Scott, friends said last night — scotching rumours that their relationship.
She had just returned from a holiday in Mustique. They were concerned about her — she seemed down, sightly troubled, perhaps — but there was no sign of what was going to happen, just hours later, in the same apartment. The day after her death, Jagger, who was on tour with the Rolling Stones in Australia, issued a statement claiming he was "still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way". Jagger with Scott in Although she dressed many celebrities at red-carpet events, it is unlikely they paid for the privilege.
Sales were hard to come by: Scott's clothes were expensive investment pieces and beyond the price range of all but the super-rich. The New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn claimed Scott was demoralised by the difficulties besetting her business and had been planning to close it down — a claim denied by Scott's spokesperson, who said that at the time of her death "the long-term prospects for the business were encouraging", in part due to the designer's expanding portfolio of brand partnerships, with Banana Republic and the cosmetics firm Bobbi Brown, among others.
Kneen insists that the debts were not particularly significant for that kind of start-up. Scott, he says, was "really at the start of her career". Besides, if she genuinely were in financial crisis, there were always going to be people who would bail her out — not least Jagger himself. I had no inkling at all.
It's the thing they all keep coming back to: It was so out of character. And there was no note to explain why. In his book The Savage God: A Study of Suicidethe writer Al Alvarez argues that "the decision to take your own life is as vast and complex and mysterious as life itself".
In the case of L'Wren Scottthe mystery of her death is heightened by a deeper unknowability. For all that she was loving and loved, admiring and admired, her friends were aware there were things she chose not to share.
She was extremely private and adept at putting up a front. Her estranged adoptive sister, Jan Shane, described Scott in a recent newspaper interview as "a super-strong woman… [You] don't see the other side of her and she isn't going to tell you.
Sarah Jessica Parker recalled at Scott's memorial service at St Bartholomew's Church on Park Avenue that there was a mysteriousness to her which was hard to pin down, marked by "silent boundaries" her friends would know not to cross.
Occasionally this distance could be interpreted as froideur. She didn't feel the need to ingratiate herself and wasn't especially impressed by the trappings of fame. She had a dry, ironic sense of humour, much given to an arched eyebrow and a sarcastic one-liner.
On the red carpet: Later, when they were dating, they attended a fashion show in Paris where the models walked down the catwalk to a series of Rolling Stones hits. She was her own woman, then, and uninterested in being known purely as a rock'n'roll appendage. There were some who took exception to what they perceived as her coldness.
There were others who referred to her dismissively as "the apostrophe" and complained that she exercised too great an influence over Jagger's decisions. He was, they say, more reserved and less fun when Scott was present. Her perfectionism could make her controlling. When she designed Jagger's on-stage outfits, Scott ripped up 25 pairs of jeans before she was satisfied with the final version.
When she renovated the couple's Left Bank apartment in Paris, she took nine months choosing the paint for the drawing room, evaluating what shade looked best in various lights, weathers and seasons in the end, she opted for four subtly different shades of grey.
But those who knew her insist the standards she set herself sprang from an innate insecurity. This, after all, was a woman who had been given up for adoption at birth.
Perfectionism is a common ailment, too, among successful women.
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For some, the exhausting business of never feeling quite enough is appeased by motherhood. Although Scott never talked about having children or the unsubstantiated rumours that Jagger was incapable of long-term fidelity, some of her circle believed she wanted a baby.
Jagger has seven children by four different women and four grandchildren. His first great-grandchild was born in May. Scott was, by all accounts, an attentive and loving presence in their lives.
She took pride in the children's achievements, telling friends when Georgia May, Jagger's model daughter, had a new magazine cover out and attending his grandson Zak's first baseball game in the months before she died. Menkes recalls that Scott had "a very good, easy relationship" with Jagger's children — "not motherly, just natural". But there were signs that Scott wanted more.
She had some rooms off the corridor she was in the middle of doing up and she said: She seemed very depressed and unlike herself, quite insecure and generally upset. I was so worried about her I actually asked a mutual friend: These are the only obvious things I remember as signs that she wasn't jogging on happily with her life.
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In spite of this, one of Scott's confidantes insists that the notion of a split was "truly unbelievable. I would be less shocked if the Pope decided to be a Muslim. They were great together. They were like kids. She would light up any time he walked into a room. And the truth was that even if Scott could have made sense of what she was feeling, she might not have wanted to share it with anyone.
It was that "guarded core" which drew her to fashion in the first place. Her clothes reflected this aspect of her personality: Each carefully crafted piece required an enormous amount of work and attention to detail in order to maintain the illusion of grace. And so, in her own way, was L'Wren Scott. She was raised Luann Bambrough in Roy, Utah, a city with a population of 37, situated alongside Interstate Scott's adoptive father, Ivan, was a Second World War veteran who worked as an account executive for an insurance company and her mother, Lula, was a bank clerk.
Both were active in the Church of the Latter Day Saints. Scott's siblings — Jan and Randall — were also adopted, and all three went to the local high school. Don't eat with a plastic fork. Avoid drinking out of a bottle, if possible. Avoid Bras and Spanx - Scott believed that a well designed garment should do it all for the wearer.
She starts with color, then designs fabrics, and then designs the clothes. Her inspiration was found in nature and in things around her. Several collections, most especially her Madame DuBarry SSas well as the inclusion of peony shirts, scarf, and pants in her Banana Republic collection reflect this nature-based inspiration. The campaign was shot by photographer Mario Testino and featured model Daria Werbowy wearing an outfit designed by Scott. May saw the launch of Scott's first collection of handbags, named "Lula" after her mother".
These included a gorilla coat covered in ostrich feathers, a green jacket that Scott dubbed "Glamouflage," a black jacket with butterflies, and an embroidered gold jacket inspired by Gustav Klimt.
Inone month after her divorce from Ladsky, she married Anthony Brand, manager of a Prada franchise in Beverly Hills. The marriage lasted for about a year.
The divorce was finalized in The police reported that no note was found and there was no sign of foul play. 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.