L'Wren Scott's Death: The Fashion World Pays Tribute
Stunned celebs and fashion's leading figures have offered their respects to designer and stylist L'Wren Scott following news of her death on Monday morning (17 March).
The much-loved former model, who has been rocker Mick Jagger's girlfriend for over a decade, was found dead from an apparent suicide in her Manhattan apartment, and her passing has left the fashion industry and Hollywood reeling.
Jagger's spokesperson said that the musician was "completely shocked and devastated" by her death.
Police do not suspect foul play, even though they have yet to recover a suicide note explaining her reasons for taking her life. Some reports have claimed that despite seeming successful, she was troubled and embarrassed about allegedly being in debt for over $6 million.
L'Wren, who has dressed stars like Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman and Penelope Cruz for red carpet events, was in Qatar last December as the star attraction of a collaboration between UK and Qatar designers. A showcase of her exquisite hand embroidered gowns at Mathaf was hugely popular and there had been plans for young Qatar designers to go to London to work on L’Wren’s label.
Emmy Rossum and Olivia Munn were among the first celebrities to pay tribute to Scott and now some of the world's top fashion names have added their thoughts.
Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour wrote on her magazine's website that she was deeply saddened.
"L'Wren was a total perfectionist, someone who absolutely embodied everything her marvellous clothes stood for: strength of character combined with a confident and powerful style," Wintour continued.
"In person, L'Wren was always unbelievably generous, gracious, kind, and so much fun. Her old world American manners and charm were from another time, but her sensibility was always fiercely modern. We will all miss her."
Donna Karan wrote via Twitter, "A solemn & very sad moment to remember L'Wren Scott. May she rest in peace", while Scott's fellow stylist Tara Swennen added, "Rip to one of the most talented stylists and designers out there - L'Wren Scott - you inspired us all and you will be dearly missed!"
Marc Jacobs tweeted, "Rest in peace, L'Wren Scott. You'll forever be missed."
Pregnant actress Olivia Wilde also added her thoughts via Twitter, writing, "L'wren Scott was brilliant, elegant, kind, and generous. S**t. My heart goes out to her loved ones. What a tragedy."
L'Wren, who began her career as a model, met Jagger in 2001.
Last month, she announced she had cancelled her London Fashion Week show, reportedly due to production problems.