L'Wren Scott Reportedly Planned on Closing Her Business

Buried at the end of a beautiful tribute in the New York Times by Cathy Horyn, we may have more insight on what was happening in Scott's life.
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Buried at the end of a beautiful tribute in the New York Times by Cathy Horyn, we may have more insight on what was happening in Scott's life.
Designer L'Wren Scott. Photo: Michael Kovac/Getty

Designer L'Wren Scott. Photo: Michael Kovac/Getty

In the hours and days following the news of L'Wren Scott's death, many have speculated why the designer who seemed to have it all would have taken her life so tragically.

Now, buried at the end of a beautiful tribute in the New York Times by former chief fashion critic Cathy Horyn, we may have more insight on what was happening in Scott's life.

Horyn reports that she had been in contact with Scott about business woes -- "cash flow, finding the right managers, getting her goods out of Italian factories on schedule" -- over the past few years. Horyn says that she repeatedly encouraged Scott to take a step back, to focus on herself and her own health, to give herself a break -- advice which Scott repeatedly refused.

Since her death, however, Horyn learned that Scott planned on closing her business, with an announcement to come on Wednesday (today) -- just two days after she took her own life.

Horyn is incredibly cautious about turning this into speculation, adding, "Still, as painful as the decision must have been for her, I wouldn’t draw any conclusions from it about her state of mind."

She's equally adamant about the stability of Scott's relationship with Mick Jagger, calling the rumors of a split "rubbish."

A spokesperson for L'Wren Scott did not immediately respond to a request for comment.