Fashion designer L’Wren Scott has been found dead of an apparent suicide. Scott’s assistant discovered the body hanging from a scarf wrapped around a doorknob in her New York apartment around 10 a.m. On Monday. The AP reports that no note was found, nor was there any sign of foul play. The cause of death will be investigated and determined by the Medical Examiner.
Since 2001 L’Wren Scott has also been famously linked to singer Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones. Fran Curtis is a spokesperson for Jagger and she released a statement saying that the singer is “completely shocked and devastated by the news.” Jagger recently arrived in Australia as part of a current tour with his band.
Scott, always appearing tall and elegant in her photos, began her career as a model. In her subsequent career as a designer, her creations were worn by Hollywood A-listers including Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Penelope Cruz, Amy Adams, Madonna and First Lady Michelle Obama. In 2012, Mick Jagger paid a visit to the White House, and was delighted to see the First Lady sporting designs made by his girlfriend. “It was so great to see the first lady wearing L’Wren Scott clothes when we were at the White House the other day,” he proudly admitted during an interview. He continued, “So that was really good. And I didn’t see much of Fashion Week because I only came up for the last day. I’m not really that much of a Fashion Week groupie, but I went to L’Wren’s show and that was great.”
Just this past December, a limited edition collection of L’Wren Scott clothing for Banana Republic made her style more accessible for the average shopper. Unsurprisingly, the styles quickly sold out both online and in stores. The company has announced via Twitter that they are “stunned and saddened to learn of the loss of L’Wren Scott. Our hearts and prayers go out to her friends and family.”
In fact, Twitter has come alive with heartfelt condolences and remembrances for L’Wren. Marc Jacobs tweeted, “Rest in peace, L’Wren Scott. You’ll forever be missed.”
The Twitter account for Neiman Marcus sent out, “It is with great sadness that we’ve learned about the tragic loss of designer L’Wren Scott. #RIP”
Cushine at Ochs sent out, “RIP L’wren Scott, so sad to lose a beautiful strong female designer.”
Olivia Munn tweeted that she was, “Shocked and saddened by the passing of @lwrenscott … she was an amazing soul, talented artist and an unbelievably giving friend. RIP.”
Singer Bette Midler had condolences also, saying, “Just got news of the beautiful L’wren Scott’s death perhaps by her own hand. I am devastated. A rare, wonderful, talented soul. Goodbye.”
Jaimie Alexander said, “This is extremely sad news. RIP L’Wren Scott. You were most certainly one of a kind.”
Nina Garcia added, “Saddened over the loss of the very talented, generous and always gracious L’Wren Scott. You will be missed”
What are your thoughts at the sudden loss of L’Wren Scott?