L’Wren Scott, who was born Luann Bambrough in 1964, was adopted and raised by Mormon parents in Utah.
On graduating from high school 6ft 3in L’Wren began her career as a model in Paris after being spotted at 17 by photographer Bruce Weber and was cast in an advert for Calvin Klein. She changed her name and started to model for brands including Chanel and Pretty Polly tights.
In 1994 she moved to Los Angeles to become a fashion stylist and worked for magazines such as Vanity Fair. It was during this time that she reportedly first met Mick Jagger, who would go on to become her long term partner.
Scott also acted as a costume consultant on films including Stanley Kubrick’s 1999 film Eyes Wide Shut, 2007’s Ocean’s Thirteen.
She founded her own fashion label in 2006, with her first collection entitled Little Black Dress. During her fashion career Scott’s dresses were worn by the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Sarah Jessica Parker and Angelina Jolie for red carpet events. Scott was also praised for her practical designs, creating clothes for women in a variety of shapes and sizes.
In 2011 the designer launched her first collection of handbags with the line launched at Barneys in New York. She also collaborated with American retailer Banana Republic on an exclusive holiday collection.
Scott, who has shown on schedule at London Fashion Week, cancelled her February show this year following production delays. She had shown at New York Fashion Week until February 2013.