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An Award to Honor L’Wren Scott

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L'Wren ScottTributes to L’Wren Scott continue to pour out from the fashion community. After her tragic suicide on March 17, our own Tim Blanks remembered her as both a “brilliant” designer and friend, Cathy Horyn’s personal story in the New York Times went viral, and countless other publications filled their pages with pictures of Scott and her greatest hits. Today, WWD reports that the late designer now has an award named in her memory: The Los Angeles-based nonprofit The Art of Elysium, which uses art, fashion design, and music to help children with serious illnesses, has introduced the L’Wren Scott Amber Award. The honor, which is also named for Amber, one of the first children to enroll in the program’s fashion workshop, will be given to up-and-coming fashion designers. Winners will spend time volunteering in children’s hospitals and will design small lines of clothing sold at TheArtOfElysium.org to benefit the Elysium Collections.

According to a spokesman of the company, Scott’s family requested that donations be made to The Art of Elysium in L’Wren’s memory.

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