Design Diary: Mick Jagger + L’Wren Scott’s Paris Pied-a-Terre

Fashion designer L’Wren Scott seems the perfect match for Mick Jagger. Despite their rock’-n-roll vibe, their Paris pied-a-terre on the Left Bank, featured in this month’s Vogue, is luxuriously glamorous, though not over the top. Pale herringbone floors covered with Oriental rugs, high ceilings and windows hung with solid color silk taffetta drapery, furniture with simple lines, crystal chandeliers and elegant artwork. And she designed it herself.

Photography by François Halard.

Scott, all legs and long hair, in the paneled drawing room under an Andy Warhol print of John Giorno in the 1963 film Sleep.

The low, curved sofa in the drawing room is covered in cream bouclé tweed from the forties that  “has the air of a vintage Balenciaga suit.” She found it  in a store on the Rue de Lille. She tells Vogue, “Once you’ve been here, you get to know there’s this U-shaped trail of antiques places to look at along the Rue de Beaune, up the Rue de Lille and the Rue des Saints-Pères.”

The entrance hall. Warhol’s Mao print (1972) hangs above a Tristan Auer bench that Scott had upholstered in her own silk-velvet fabric. A L’Wren Scott bag in coral crocodile is perched there, and a Persian lacquered vase found at a Paris flea market stands beside it.

The kitchen is small, but the custom Christophe Delcourt dining table, surrounded by gray lacquered chairs, seats fourteen.

On the dining room mantle, a collection of mirrors are displayed among silver candlesticks and Gabriel Jagger’s painting of his sister Georgia.

The guest room. Painting by Francesco Clemente. Curtains throughout were dyed by the same silk manufacturers Scott uses to create her taffeta evening dresses.

A watercolor of rose petals in concentric circles by Jade Jagger hangs over a dresser by André Arbus.

At the far end of the drawing room is a c. 1930s table by André Arbus. On it rests a rare medieval wooden carving of Saint Martin on a horse, rescued, Scott told Vogue, from Jagger’s château in the Loire. “The piece was sitting there in a niche above the chapel door, and someone had painted him blue. So I took him down and sent him to a restorer recommended by the Louvre.” Damien Hirst’s “Dots” hangs in the background.

A Warhol portrait of a young Mick Jagger hangs in her study, which is stacked with fashion-history and art books.

In the library, a pair of feathered masquerade masks sits among fashion monographs.

Jewelry and other treasures in the bathroom.

The Art Deco bathroom is by Lalique, made in 1926 for a house in Paris. Jagger purchased the ensemble at auction in the seventies and packed it away in the country.  There were glass doors patterned with fountains of bubbles, floor and wall tiles, a mirrored bathtub and cabinets, and a plaque of tiles depicting leaping koi.

A rose colored hallway hung with multiple gilded mirrors.

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  1. How ghostly for Jagger to return here. Every single thing sends a sad sad melancholy why didn’t you guess kind of message.

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