It is "absolutely untrue" that L'Wren Scott was facing financial problems in the period leading up to her death, according to the editor of fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar.
Justine Picardie, who was a personal friend of the designer, told ITV News that Scott's business "was doing well" and had recently had a "very successful" collaboration with retailer Banana Republic.
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