Mick Jagger and L'Wren Scott

Mick Jagger and L'Wren Scott pictured together last year


Tributes have been pouring in for L'Wren Scott, who was found dead in her Manhattan apartment on Monday morning.

The fashion designer, who was believed to be 49-year-old, was found by her assistant. It is believed that she committed suicide.

A popular and talented name in the fashion industry, Ms Scott began her career as a model before moving on to become a stylist and wardrobe consultant for Hollywood films. In 2006 L'Wren added fashion designer to her CV, and set up her own eponymous label. Famed for her elegant and flattering designs, Ms Scott dressed a number of stars for red carpet events, including Nicole Kidman, Angelina Jolie and Sarah Jessica Parker, to name but a few. More recently, Ms Scott lent her design talents and discerning eye to Banana Republic, with whom she created a more affordable collection of classic pieces.

Ms Scott had been the partner of Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger since 2001.

L'Wren Scott

As news of Ms Scott's untimely death spread, her friends came forward with tributes for the designer.

Naomi Campbell described Scott as being the epitome of elegance and femininity. The supermodel, who had been a close friend of Ms Scott's for many years, went on to say: 'I am deeply shocked and devastated by the news. L'Wren was someone I knew since I was 17. We travelled the world together many times. L'Wren was someone I always loved.'

Madonna wrote in a statement about how she admired Ms Scott's work. 'I loved L'Wren's work and she was always so generous with me. This is a horrible and tragic loss. I'm so upset.'

Nicole Kidman, who is said to also have an apartment in the same block as Ms Scott's, was 'heartbroken and in shock right now and unable to say anything,' according to her spokesperson.

A spokesperson for L'Wrenn's partner, Mick Jagger, who is currently on tour in Australia, said the singer was 'completely shocked and devastated,' at the news.

By Olivia Marks

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