L'Wren Scott

Fashion Designer

New York City

1 January 1967

L'Wren Scott

L’Wren Scott (born Luann Bambrough) is an American fashion designer, costume designer, stylist and model.

Scott was born on January 1st, 1967 and adopted by Mormon parents, she was raised in Roy, Utah, USA. She is noted for her height of 1.9 m (6 ft 3 in). Her legs measure 42 inches. Today she splits her time among London, New York and Paris.

Her 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. 1980, already six feet tall, Luann learns to sew, reworking thrift-store finds to fit her oversize proportions.  Her look got noticed. At the suggestion of photographer Bruce Weber who spotted her at a Calvin Klein photo shoot, she left Utah aged 18 for Paris to pursue a career as a model. In Paris, she went on to work for Thierry Mugler and Chanel – and model for renowned photographers Guy Bourdin, David Bailey and Jean-Paul Goude. Modelling gave her an entree into the world of fashion – where she befriended designers and pattern cutters. Taking off to Paris as a model,  she eventually found herself far more absorbed by the skills and artistry of dress making than walking the runway.

Scott moved to California in the early 90’s and established herself as a stylist, initially in collaboration with photographer Herb Ritts and later with Helmut Newton, Karl Lagerfeld and Mario Sorrenti. She acquired prestigious commissions as a creative director for fashion advertising campaigns, as well as working as a costume designer for film.  In 2000, she became the first style director of the Academy Awards.

She eventually became a highly influential celebrity stylist. In 2009 she contributed designs for Madonna to wear in her photo shoot with model Jesus Luz for W Magazine and in 2011, Scott styled actress Julia Roberts for a W Magazine shoot – alongside Tom Hanks.

Scott has designed costumes for several films: "Diabolique" with Sharon Stone, "Ocean’s Thirteen" with Ellen Barkin, Stanley Kubrick’s final film "Eyes Wide Shut" and Martin Scorsese’s Rolling Stones documentary Shine a Light with Mick Jagger, with whom she has been romantically linked since 2001.

Scott’s first collection was Little Black Dress, launched in 2006. The collection presented an array of black dresses, including her now famous Headmistress dress, worn by Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Angelina Jolie, and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz and Amy Adams, have all worn Scott’s designs to the Academy Awards. Other celebrity followers include Naomi Campbell, Reese Witherspoon, Christina Hendricks, Jennifer Lopez, Sandra Bullock and Uma Thurman.

In 2010, Scott joined the CFDA, the same year she collaborated with Lancome to design a capsule collection for the 2010 holiday season featuring a lipstick in Scott’s signature bordeaux color. The campaign was shot by photographer Mario Testino and featured model Daria Werbory wearing one of Scott’s designs.

May, 2011 saw the launch of Scott’s first collection of handbags, named "Lula" after her mother. They were launched at Barneys New York with a personal appearance by Scott. In May 2011, American television host Oprah Winfrey wore Scott’s designs for three of her final television show appearances.

The label is built upon a philosophy of timeless style, rejecting the concept of trends in favor of creating versatile, classic pieces that can be worn in a variety of ways and environments. Famed for their sexy silhouettes, L’Wren Scott’s pieces are both intricate and unique in their construction, using her experience of dressing all kinds of body types in order to sculpt and flatter the body. These collections are for the customer who appreciates real luxury, beautiful fabrics and the perfect detail.

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