When someone famous dies, it leaves most of us in a weird limbo: lacking our own intimate accounts, we largely rely on the anecdotes of others and a deep admiration of their work to fuel feelings of loss. Such was the case with L'Wren Scott's passing on Monday. I've never met the model-turned-stylist-turned-fashion designer but, nonetheless, was totally bummed.
L'Wren's clothes were beautiful, and although quite feminine, radiated a certain power and attitude. Fearless and sexy but stopping short of risqué, she walked the line so well. If necklines plunged, they did so tastefully, and clothes seldom required the shedding of undergarments in order to wear them.
In tribute to L'Wren's work and as a nod to spring (Hello, spring!), here are a few looks from her last collection, a Japanese-inspired symphony of embroidery, obis, and tailored silhouettes entitled Tagasode.
L'Wren Scott's Tagasode: A nod to late 16th century Japan in the Momoyama period and the art of dressing.
"L'Wren was a total perfectionist, someone who absolutely embodied everything her marvelous clothes stood for: strength of character combined with a confident and powerful style." - Anna Wintour