L’Wren Scott, who was found dead Monday in New York, dressed nearly every A-list actress in Hollywood, including perennial fashion darlings Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz and Sarah Jessica Parker, and helped turn many of them into style icons. Both as a stylist and designer, Scott created a number of the most magical red carpet moments of the last decade. Here, we look back at her most memorable looks.
Nicole Kidman, 2008 Oscars
Scott dressed a pregnant Nicole Kidman in a black Balenciaga gown and designed a dramatic 1,399-karat rough diamond sautoir to go with it. The diamond necklace, draped around Kidman’s porcelain neck, is one of the most famous pieces of jewelry ever worn on a red carpet.
Penelope Cruz, 2011 Oscars
Debuting her post-baby body, Penelope Cruz shone in this sleeveless sequin gown by Scott. The firecracker shade of red made this one of the best red, red carpet dresses of all time.
Christina Hendricks, 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards
Hendricks, known for her famously curvy physique, has often been the target of criticism for her red carpet looks. But in Scott’s design, she nailed it, ditching the sweetheart necklines and poufy skirts for a sleek, black sequin tuxedo robe that played up all her best assets.
Kidman, 2009 Oscars
Adopted from one of Scott’s runway looks, the white feathered gown is a marvel of construction, with the feathers placed just so, evoking old Hollywood glamour at its finest.
Kidman, 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards
When Scott launched her own clothing line in 2006, it was originally called Little Black Dress, reflecting her desire to design the perfect black dress. The design worn by Kidman to the ACM Awards might just be it, with an illusion neckline, point collar and hem that fell just past the knee. Scott was known for her sheath dresses, and this one, like most of the ones she created, hugged every curve.