Fashion designer L’Wren Scott, who has been dating Mick Jagger since 2001, has died of an apparent suicide. She was found in her apartment on the west side of Manhattan by her assistant after hanging herself, according to the New York Daily News. Scott was 47.
A spokesperson for Jagger said that he is completely shocked and devastated by the news.
Scott was raised in Utah, but moved to Paris as a teenager in the mid-1980s to work as a model. She became a highly sought-after stylist in the 1990s, working with everyone from Madonna to Tom Hanks to Martin Scorsese and Julia Roberts. She met Mick Jagger at a photo shoot in 2001. In 2007, they moved into a $10 million dollar house together in London, though their busy schedules often kept them apart. “I’m always working,” she told the Daily Beast in 2009. “Sourcing the great fabrics requires travel. Every season I try to top myself, and push it a little further.”
She recently helped pick the clothing for the Stones ongoing world tour .”“In a way, when you’re designing for this, you are designing for the stage persona,” Scott told Women’s Wear Daily in 2012. “So it’s so great when you see [the clothes] come to life and moving. I’ve worked with lots of musicians — like Tina Turner — and I love when they go in front of the fitting mirror and do their thing, pose, dance. I love that moment! As you know, when Mick performs he takes things off, goes into this other world.”