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L’Wren Scott advises women to ditch the Spanx and wear her clothes instead.
The designer has made her name thanks to the well-tailored pieces she creates, which help cinch in women’s waists and accentuate their curves. Due to this, she insists there should be no need to don stomach smoothing underwear.
“You don’t need to wear Spanx if you buy my clothes,” she told Style magazine.
“The dress, the trousers, the pencil skirt, they should do the work. And believe me, I’m in the gym every day to keep my stomach flat. We’re hard on ourselves as women, so if I can help somebody out, I will.”
L’Wren is the partner of Rolling Stones rocker Sir Mick Jagger and can vividly remember the first time she went to a public engagement with him in 2005. She was petrified of the waiting photographers and couldn’t get away fast enough.
“It was the first time I had to go on the red carpet and I tried desperately to get out of it,” she recalled.
“To be honest, I was more worried about him and what suit he was wearing. I swear, when I got out there, I was like a deer in the headlights. I literally got so nervous, I ran inside and, after a bit, Mick found me and he went, ‘Where d’ya go?’ and I said, ‘Oh, I don’t know, you were talking to people and it was cold, so I waited for you inside.’ Meanwhile it was 100F outside.”
One plus point was that the evening helped launch L’Wren’s fashion career. She was supposed to wear a piece by a “prominent designer”, but it didn’t arrive in time. Instead she quickly made her own dress out of some black fabric she had, which was an instant hit.
“Now, of course, I’m so happy promoting my craft, my artwork, but the stuff with Mick? No, I don’t like being objectified like that, I never have. That’s not a comfort zone for me, if I’m being honest. I’m a great observer, which is why I love to travel to places I’ve never been before,” she explained.