Thursday, April 25, 2024

NY Times: L’Wren Scott Was Set to Close Design Business Today


Designer and stylist L’Wren Scott was set to close her design business today. That was probably what instigated her shocking suicide on Monday morning. Cathy Horyn, the departing New York Times fashion editor, reveals this today at the end of a lovely send off to her friend in the paper of record. She writes that rumors of a parting between Scott and Mick Jagger are “rubbish.”

But Horyn does shed some light on Scott’s constant financial problems, as well as why she decided to forgo her fall fashion show last month. Horyn writes: “She was with friends on Sunday night, and, yes, they were deeply concerned about her, but, no, they didn’t think she would do something so desperate. Not L’Wren.”

Well she did, and it’s going to remain a mystery. That’s the story with most suicides. We’re going to debate this one back and forth for some time. This made me think of a great guy, Peter Lopez, a wonderful music attorney and family man in Los Angeles. He was married to actress Catherine Bach. Everyone respected him. But no one knew what was going on in his head when he killed himself four years ago. There is still no answer. Suicide is brutal on the survivors and friends in that way. Same thing for director Tony Scott. We’re never going to know what happened.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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