Fashion designer L'Wren Scott, girlfriend of Mick Jagger, found dead

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LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: L'Wren Scott attends the British Fashion Awards 2013 held at the London Coliseum on December 2, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
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In this photo released by Starpix, Mick Jagger, poses with L'Wren Scott at the "RX Haiti Benefit" in New York, Thursday, May 6, 2010. Jagger and L'Wren Scott co-hosted the Benefit which is a celebrity effort to raise critical funds for Haitian earthquake survivors in need of replacement limbs. (AP Photo/Starpix, Dave Allocca)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Singer Mick Jagger and fashion designer L'Wren Scott attend the launch celebration of the Banana Republic L'Wren Scott Collection hosted by Banana Republic, L'Wren Scott and Krista Smith at Chateau Marmont on November 19, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Banana Republic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Singer Mick Jagger and fashion designer L'Wren Scott attend the launch celebration of the Banana Republic L'Wren Scott Collection hosted by Banana Republic, L'Wren Scott and Krista Smith at Chateau Marmont on November 19, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Banana Republic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05: Mick Jagger and L'Wren Scott arrive for the Harpers Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards at Claridges Hotel on November 05, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Singer Mick Jagger and fashion designer L'Wren Scott attend the launch celebration of the Banana Republic L'Wren Scott Collection hosted by Banana Republic, L'Wren Scott and Krista Smith at Chateau Marmont on November 19, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Banana Republic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05: Mick Jagger and L'Wren Scott arrive for the Harpers Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards at Claridges Hotel on November 05, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: (L-R) L'Wren Scott and Mick Jagger attend the grand opening party of Longchamp Regent Street on September 14, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)
Mick Jagger (C), his son Lucas (R) and his partner US fashion designer L'Wren Scott (2R) attend the athletics event of the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 6, 2012 in London.  (Photo credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/GettyImages)
British musician Mick Jagger's and his partner, US fashion designer L'wren scott, attend the athletics event held at the Olympic Stadium during the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 6, 2012 in London. (Photo credit: JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/GettyImages)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Mick Jagger and designer L'Wren Scott attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Mick Jagger and L'Wren Scott attend the Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art May 7, 2012, celebrating the opening of Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations.  (Photo credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/GettyImages)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: L'Wren Scott and Mick Jagger attend the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Designer L'Wren Scott and musician Mick Jagger pose at the L'Wren Scott Fall 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Desmond Tutu Center on February 16, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Singer Mick Jagger and designer L'Wren Scott attend the SuperHeavy launch party at The Double Seven on September 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Designer L'Wren Scott and musician Mick Jagger attend the 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Designer L'Wren Scott (L) and singer Mick Jagger arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar party hosted by Graydon Carter held at Sunset Tower on February 27, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: Singer Mick Jagger and designer L'Wren Scott attend the premiere of 'Boardwalk Empire' at the Ziegfeld Theatre on September 15, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
English singer Mick Jagger and American designer L'Wren Scott pose while arriving to attend the 2010 amfAR's Cinema Against Aids on May 20, 2010 in Antibes, southeastern France. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)
ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 20: Mick Jagger and L'Wren Scott arrive at amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS 2010 benefit gala at the Hotel du Cap on May 20, 2010 in Antibes, France. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images for amfAR)
British singer of 'The Rolling Stones', Mick Jagger and US stylist L'Wren Scott arrive for the screening of 'Stones in Exil' presented as a special screening at the Quinzaine des Realisateurs during the 63rd Cannes Film Festival on May 19, 2010 in Cannes. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU CORRECTING IDENTITY OF L'WREN SCOTT (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)
British singer of 'The Rolling Stones', Mick Jagger and US stylist L'Wren Scott arrive for the screening of 'Stones in Exil' presented as a special screening at the Quinzaine des Realisateurs during the 63rd Cannes Film Festival on May 19, 2010 in Cannes. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU CORRECTING IDENTITY OF L'WREN SCOTT (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 03: L'wren Scott and musician Mick Jagger attend the Costume Institute Gala Benefit to celebrate the opening of the 'American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity' exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 3, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 17: Singer Mick Jagger and girlfriend L'Wren Scott attend the 'Shutter Island' special screening at the Ziegfeld Theatre on February 17, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
LONDON - APRIL 02: The Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger and L'Wren Scott attend the premiere of 'Shine A Light' at the Odeon Leicester Square on April 2, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - JULY 7: English Singer Mick Jagger and his girlfriend L'Wren Scott arrive at the post haute couture show gala dinner and ball in the Parco dei Daini at the Villa Borghese on July 7, 2007 in Rome, Italy. Fashion icon Valentino decided to mark the celebration of the 45th anniversary of his luxury brand by breaking a 17 year tradition of unveiling his luxurious haute couture collections for women in Paris with a show in Rome. Valentino showed about 64 couture dresses, a record number considering a HC show never shows more than 40 gowns. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - JULY 7: Mick Jagger and L'Wren Scott arrive at the post haute couture show gala dinner and ball in the Parco dei Daini at the Villa Borghese on July 7, 2007 in Rome, Italy. Fashion icon Valentino decided to mark the celebration of the 45th anniversary of his luxury brand by breaking a 17 year tradition of unveiling his luxurious haute couture collections for women in Paris with a show in Rome. Valentino showed about 64 couture dresses, a record number considering a HC show never shows more than 40 gowns. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa /Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 07: Designer L'Wren Scott (L) and musician Mick Jagger attend the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala 'Poiret: King Of Fashion' at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 05: Singer Mick Jagger and his girlfriend L'Wren Scott arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Mortons on March 5, 2006 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 05: Singer Mick Jagger and his girlfriend L'Wren Scott arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Mortons on March 5, 2006 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger celebrating 26 July 2003 in Prague his sixtieth birthday smiles to wellwishers as he and L'Wren Scott, former model and US stylist enter a select VIP Duplex club at Wenceslas Square. The Rolling Stones are in Prague on the latest leg of their 'Forty Licks' world tour, and on Sunday 27 July will be performing before an estimated 60,000 spectators in Letna park -- an open area near the city's castle which witnessed several mass demonstrations during the 1989 Velvet revolution. AFP PHOTO-MAFA/DAVID NEFF (Photo credit should read DAVID NEFF/AFP/Getty Images)
Sir Mick Jagger and L'Wren Scott attend Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards 2013 at Claridge's Hotel on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in London. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision for Harper's Bazaar/AP)
In this Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 photo, British rock star Mick Jagger arrives with girlfriend L'Wren Scott for the Rajasthan International Folk Festival (RIFF) in Jodhpur, India. Jagger is the International Patron of the Jodhpur RIFF, according to festival organizers. (AP Photo)
Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones and L'Wren Scott poses at London Film Festival American Express Gala The Rolling Stones - Crossfire Hurricane at Odeon West End on Thursday October 18, 2012 in London. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision)
L'Wren Scott and Mick Jagger arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala, Monday, May 3, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Singer Mick Jagger and fashion designer L'Wren Scott attend the launch celebration of the Banana Republic L'Wren Scott Collection hosted by Banana Republic, L'Wren Scott and Krista Smith at Chateau Marmont on November 19, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Banana Republic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Singer Mick Jagger and fashion designer L'Wren Scott attend the launch celebration of the Banana Republic L'Wren Scott Collection hosted by Banana Republic, L'Wren Scott and Krista Smith at Chateau Marmont on November 19, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Banana Republic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05: Mick Jagger and L'Wren Scott arrive for the Harpers Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards at Claridges Hotel on November 05, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05: Mick Jagger and L'Wren Scott arrive for the Harpers Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards at Claridges Hotel on November 05, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: (L-R) L'Wren Scott and Mick Jagger attend the grand opening party of Longchamp Regent Street on September 14, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones and L'Wren Scott attend the Premiere of 'Crossfire Hurricane' during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon Leicester Square on October 18, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)
British musician Mick Jagger's and his partner, US fashion designer L'wren scott, attend the athletics event held at the Olympic Stadium during the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 6, 2012 in London. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/GettyImages)
British musician Mick Jagger's, his son Lucas and his partner, US fashion designer L'wren scott, attend the athletics event held at the Olympic Stadium during the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 6, 2012 in London. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/GettyImages)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Mick Jagger and designer L'Wren Scott attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Mick Jagger and L'Wren Scott attend the Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art May 7, 2012, celebrating the opening of Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/GettyImages)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: L'Wren Scott and Mick Jagger attend the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Mick Jagger and designer L'Wren Scott attends the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Designer L'Wren Scott and musician Mick Jagger pose at the L'Wren Scott Fall 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Desmond Tutu Center on February 16, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Designer L'Wren Scott and musician Mick Jagger pose at the L'Wren Scott Fall 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Desmond Tutu Center on February 16, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Singer Mick Jagger and designer L'Wren Scott attend the SuperHeavy launch party at The Double Seven on September 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Musician Mick Jagger and Designer L'Wren Scott attend the 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: Designer L'Wren Scott and singer Mick Jagger attend the premiere of 'Boardwalk Empire' at the Ziegfeld Theatre on September 15, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: Singer Mick Jagger and designer L'Wren Scott attend the premiere of 'Boardwalk Empire' at the Ziegfeld Theatre on September 15, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 20: L'Wren Scott and Mick Jagger arrive at amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS 2010 benefit gala at the Hotel du Cap on May 20, 2010 in Antibes, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
English singer Mick Jagger and American designer L'Wren Scott pose while arriving to attend the 2010 amfAR's Cinema Against Aids on May 20, 2010 in Antibes, southeastern France. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)
ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 20: Mick Jagger and L'Wren Scott arrive at amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS 2010 benefit gala at the Hotel du Cap on May 20, 2010 in Antibes, France. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images for amfAR)
ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 20: Mick Jagger and L'Wren Scott arrive at amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS 2010 benefit gala at the Hotel du Cap on May 20, 2010 in Antibes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for amfAR)
ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 20: L'Wren Scott and husband Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones arrives at amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS 2010 benefit gala at the Hotel du Cap on May 20, 2010 in Antibes, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
British singer of 'The Rolling Stones', Mick Jagger and US stylist L'Wren Scott arrive for the screening of 'Stones in Exil' presented as a special screening at the Quinzaine des Realisateurs during the 63rd Cannes Film Festival on May 19, 2010 in Cannes. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU CORRECTING IDENTITY OF L'WREN SCOTT (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)
British singer of 'The Rolling Stones', Mick Jagger and US stylist L'Wren Scott arrive for the screening of 'Stones in Exil' presented as a special screening at the Quinzaine des Realisateurs during the 63rd Cannes Film Festival on May 19, 2010 in Cannes. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU CORRECTING IDENTITY OF L'WREN SCOTT (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 03: L'wren Scott and musician Mick Jagger attend the Costume Institute Gala Benefit to celebrate the opening of the 'American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity' exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 3, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 17: Singer Mick Jagger and girlfriend L'Wren Scott attend the 'Shutter Island' special screening at the Ziegfeld Theatre on February 17, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
LONDON - APRIL 02: The Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger and L'Wren Scott attend the premiere of 'Shine A Light' at the Odeon Leicester Square on April 2, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 11: roducer Mick Jagger and L'Wren Scott attend the Cinema Society & Nars' after party for 'The Women' at the Gramercy Park Hotel on September 11, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Loud/Getty Images)
Mick Jagger and L'Wren Scott arrive at the premiere of the new Martin Scorsese movie about the Rolling Stones called 'Shine A Light' in New York on March 30, 2008. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas ROBERTS (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS ROBERTS/AFP/Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - JULY 7: English Singer Mick Jagger and his girlfriend L'Wren Scott arrive at the post haute couture show gala dinner and ball in the Parco dei Daini at the Villa Borghese on July 7, 2007 in Rome, Italy. Fashion icon Valentino decided to mark the celebration of the 45th anniversary of his luxury brand by breaking a 17 year tradition of unveiling his luxurious haute couture collections for women in Paris with a show in Rome. Valentino showed about 64 couture dresses, a record number considering a HC show never shows more than 40 gowns. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MARCH 30: Musician Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones and L'Wren Scott arrive at the premiere of 'Shine A Light' at the Ziegfeld Theater March 30, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 07: Designer L'Wren Scott (L) and musician Mick Jagger attend the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala 'Poiret: King Of Fashion' at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - JULY 7: Mick Jagger and L'Wren Scott arrive at the post haute couture show gala dinner and ball in the Parco dei Daini at the Villa Borghese on July 7, 2007 in Rome, Italy. Fashion icon Valentino decided to mark the celebration of the 45th anniversary of his luxury brand by breaking a 17 year tradition of unveiling his luxurious haute couture collections for women in Paris with a show in Rome. Valentino showed about 64 couture dresses, a record number considering a HC show never shows more than 40 gowns. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa /Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 05: Singer Mick Jagger and his girlfriend L'Wren Scott arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Mortons on March 5, 2006 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 05: Singer Mick Jagger and his girlfriend L'Wren Scott arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Mortons on March 5, 2006 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, UNITED STATES: British musician and actor Mick Jagger and costume designer L'Wren Scott arrive for the 62nd annual Golden Globe Awards show 16 January 2005 in Beverly Hills. Jagger won a Golden Globe in the Best Original Song Motion Picture category for his work on the film 'Alfie.' AFP PHOTO/Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger celebrating 26 July 2003 in Prague his sixtieth birthday smiles to wellwishers as he and L'Wren Scott, former model and US stylist enter a select VIP Duplex club at Wenceslas Square. The Rolling Stones are in Prague on the latest leg of their 'Forty Licks' world tour, and on Sunday 27 July will be performing before an estimated 60,000 spectators in Letna park -- an open area near the city's castle which witnessed several mass demonstrations during the 1989 Velvet revolution. AFP PHOTO-MAFA/DAVID NEFF (Photo credit should read DAVID NEFF/AFP/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK (AP) -- L'Wren Scott, who left her small-town Utah home as a teenager to become a model in Paris, then a top Hollywood stylist and finally a high-end fashion designer best known as the longtime girlfriend of Mick Jagger, has died in what was being investigated as an apparent suicide.

Scott was found dead in her Manhattan apartment at 10 a.m. Monday; no note was found and there was no sign of foul play, police said. The designer had texted her assistant 90 minutes earlier and asked her to come to her apartment but didn't say why. She was found kneeling with a scarf wrapped around her neck that had been tied to the handle of a French door, police said.

Her spokesperson requested privacy for her family and friends. Just last month Scott, who was believed to be 49 but had not disclosed her precise age, canceled her London Fashion Week show, due to reported production delays.

Jagger's representative said the singer was "completely shocked and devastated by the news" of her death.

Scott, whose elegant designs in lush fabrics were favored by celebrities like Madonna, Nicole Kidman, Oprah Winfrey, Penelope Cruz and first lady Michelle Obama, was a fixture on Jagger's arm since she met the Rolling Stones frontman in 2001. On red carpets, the striking 6-foot-3 designer towered over her famous 5-foot-10 boyfriend.

In 2006, five years after they became a couple, Scott founded her eponymous label, with an initial collection based on the "Little Black Dress." She became known for designs that had a vintage feel and bared little skin, like her famous "headmistress" dress - prim, with three-quarter sleeves, but also close-fitting and stylish.

Madonna was one of those who wore the dress. "This is a horrible and tragic loss," the singer said in a statement released by her publicist. "I'm so upset. I loved L'Wren's work and she was always so generous with me."

Anna Wintour, editor in chief of Vogue, called Scott "a total perfectionist, someone who absolutely embodied everything her marvelous clothes stood for: strength of character combined with a confident and powerful style. 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."

And supermodel Naomi Campbell, a close friend, wrote on WhoSay that Scott was "the epitome of elegance and femininity yet still had a girlish quality. I will miss her honesty and I will miss her friendship. My heart goes out to Mick and all who loved her and were loved by her."

In 2009 Scott introduced a shoe collection, and in 2010 she collaborated with Lancome on a makeup line and a fragrance. In 2011 came a handbag line, in 2012 an eyewear collection, and late last year, a collaboration with Banana Republic for a line of affordable clothes.

Though her studio is based in London, Scott presented her runway shows in New York until recently. They were exclusive A-list affairs like few others.

In February 2012, for example, the designer welcomed guests into the wood-paneled, chandeliered banquet hall of an Edwardian building in Chelsea. Guests were offered white wine in tall glasses as they entered, then were seated at a long table. Before them were plates of caviar, served with a baked potato and sour cream. Fiddling with the lighting and the technical details was none other than Jagger, who also stood next to Scott during post-show interviews.

Adding to the sense of luxury, Scott was known to send huge bouquets of roses and handwritten notes of thanks to reporters afterward.

Her clothes were luxurious, too, making ample use of velvet and satin. There were bolero jackets and tea-length dresses, long capes - lined in feathers, perhaps - and high-waisted pencil skirts.

Scott's designs were "very (much) based on her own personal style ... a very interesting style that combined the strict and the sexy," said Valerie Steele, director of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. "Not sexiness like body exposure, but sexiness like a very strict governess. They tended to be covered up yet form-fitting and beautifully constructed, beautifully made." Steele said Scott's clothes were "were more sophisticated than the average red carpet gown" and added that Scott "had a very precise vision of what she wanted them to look like."

Scott was adopted by Mormon parents and raised in Roy, Utah, which had a population of less than 10,000 at the time.

As a teenager, she developed a love of clothes and made her own on the sewing machine, according to biographical notes from London Fashion Week. She made her way to Paris after high school where, aided by her height and striking looks, she found work as a model for some prominent photographers.

But she became more interested in working with clothes than modeling them, and eventually made her name as a top stylist in Los Angeles and also a costume designer for films like "Ocean's 13."

Scott also designed a huge wardrobe for boyfriend Jagger to wear during the Rolling Stones' "50 and Counting" anniversary tour. The band is currently on its "14 On Fire" tour, scheduled to play six concerts in Australia beginning Wednesday in Perth, according to the RolingStones.com website.

Among the stars who wore Scott's designs was actress Olivia Wilde.

"L'Wren Scott was brilliant, elegant, kind, and generous," Wilde wrote on Twitter. "What a tragedy."

Scott is survived by a brother, Randall Bambrough of Ogden, Utah, who declined comment.

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Associated Press writers Mesfin Fekadu and Leanne Italie contributed to this report.


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Fashion designer L'Wren Scott, girlfriend of Mick Jagger, found dead
Heartbroken to learn of the loss of the lovely and talented L'Wren Scott. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. May she rest in peace
Such terrible news about L'Wren Scott. She was an amazing designer.
L'wren Scott was brilliant, elegant, kind, and generous. Shit. My heart goes out to her loved ones. What a tragedy.
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.
Rest in peace, L'Wren Scott. You'll forever be missed.
Saddened over the loss of the very talented, generous and always gracious L'Wren Scott. You will be missed
We are stunned and saddened to learn of the loss of L'Wren Scott. Our hearts and prayers go out to her friends and family.
So very sad today. L'Wren Scott was such a great talent and beautiful person. My thoughts are with her loved ones.
wait wait wait....is the news about L'Wren Scott real?!! oh god man, can't believe it. she was such an incredible person. can't believe it.
So sad to hear of the death of L'Wren Scott. What a beautiful woman and an incredible designer.
Shocked and saddened by the passing of @lwrenscott ... she was an amazing soul, talented artist and an unbelievably giving friend. RIP.
L'wren Scott dead??? No no no. So original beautiful & talented. how can it be??
Thinking of L'Wren, I'm reminded of this quote: "Be kind; for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." I'm speechless.
Rest in Peace, beautiful L'Wren Scott.
You were a brilliant original. And loved. And will be forever missed. Dearest L'wren Scott .
I really admired L'Wren Scott. This is tragic.
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