Eddie Pensier writes:
Scott, née Laura Bambrough, may not be remembered in the long run as a groundbreaker or even much of a trendsetter in the world of fashion design. But one talent she indubitably possessed in spades, and it’s one that is ironically overlooked in the perpetually speeded-up world of fashion. One might even call it politically incorrect.
She knew how to make women look beautiful.
Scott, who took her own life earlier this month, designed dresses that flattered their wearers (no small thing: suggesting that women buy well-fitting clothes can get you fired these days). They were feminine, appealing, and sexy without being sluttish. The simplicity of their design was a virtue: they all spoke of a sleek understated elegance with no gimmickry. Possibly due to her background as both a model and a stylist, she understood the importance of dresses that fit a variety of female bodies: two of her best-known fans were the lithe Nicole Kidman and the ultra-voluptuous Christina Hendricks. (Scott herself was 6’3″, which is why she appears to tower over partner Mick Jagger in photos. Legs for days!)
We here at UR like beautiful women: be they naked or stylishly dressed. Scott did her part in making womankind a little more chic and lovely, and for that, she has earned my sincerest gratitude. RIP Ms. Scott.