CFDA is deeply saddened by the news of L’Wren Scott’s death. L’Wren was a truly talented designer and a valued member of the CFDA family. She will be greatly missed by our industry. Our thoughts are with her family and friends during this tragic time.
Born in Utah, L’Wren’s love of clothes began at the sewing machine. As a tall teenager, she took her first steps in image making by making her own clothes. Her look got noticed. Taking off to Paris as a model for Chanel and Thierry Mugler, she eventually found herself far more absorbed by the skills and artistry of dress making than walking the runway or having her photo taken. After moving to LA she began to work as a stylist and acquired prestigious commissions as a creative director for fashion advertising campaigns, as well as working as a costume designer for film. Throughout all this, she quietly flexed her creativity in other directions. Her affinity for picking the perfect jewel for the right dress led to a desire to start designing them.