The American born designer, who committed suicide in March 2014 at the age of 49, will be remembered by the fashion world for the elegance she carried in her person and her work.
It was a chance meeting at the British Fashion Awards between L’Wren and the late Professor Louise Wilson OBE that inspired the gift from Mick Jagger, who was knighted in 2003.
The legacy will be an award for one MA student each year to cover fees and part of their living expenses.
Fabio Piras, course director of MA Fashion, praised this contribution. “I am very grateful to receive this extremely generous scholarship package, gifted by Mick Jagger in L’Wren Scott’s name,” he said. “Our students sacrifice much to take up this course and work extremely hard while they are here. I am very proud of the fact that this course, through its alumni, continues to be recognised as a major contributor to the future of the global fashion industry.”
Although L’Wren first showed her collections during New York Fashion Week, she then moved her shows to London. I shall remember her both for her striking shows at the Gagosian Gallery in New York and the way that she brought an increasingly artistic vision to her work, channelling Gustav Klimt’s paintings — but never forgetting to make clothes for a modern woman’s life.