If you’ve read the headlines about L’Wren Scott’s tragic death in the past 48 hours, you could be forgiven for thinking she was just Mick Jagger’s girlfriend. Every media outlet in the world has reduced her to as the ‘partner of Rolling Stones frontman’.
And yes, being in a relationship with Mick Jagger was one part of her life.
But L’Wren Scott was more than just Jagger’s girlfriend. She was a successful, elegant, smart, multi-dimensional woman.
The 49-year-old was a respected fashion designer and entrepreneur with her own business (although in dire financials straits at the time of her death with reports she was several million in debt). Her designs were favourites of stars such as Christina Hendricks and Oprah Winfrey, and she had dressed Michelle Obama, Sarah Jessica Parker, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss for events.
Her unexpected death is a tragedy, and friends and family have spoken out since the loss, remembering a vibrant, beautiful person.
Mick Jagger was in Australia when the news broke, and the Rolling Stones have since postponed their Australasia tour. He posted a really moving tribute post, which you can read here.
Here are just a few more tributes, together that give L’Wren Scott the full, inspirational, important legacy she deserves.
Mick Jagger’s ex-wife, 68-year-old Bianca Jagger, also took to social media to pay her respects. On Twitter she said that the news left her “heartbroken”.
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
— Bianca Jagger (@BiancaJagger) March 17, 2014