14/08/2014 12:41 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

L'Wren Scott Found Dead In Her Apartment

L'Wren Scott has been found dead by her assistant in her Manhattan apartment.

The designer and girlfriend of Mike Jagger was discovered hanged today, March 17th, at approximately 10am, New York police reported.

​L'Wren Scott

Scott, who was in her late 40s, had been dating the Rolling Stones front man since 2001.

Jagger is currently on tour in Australia and in a statement his spokesman said the star is "completely shocked and devastated".

L'Wren - born Laura Bambrough - was raised in Utah and started her career as a model before going on to become a stylist and designer.

After creating costumes for films such as Eyes Wide Shut and Ocean's Thirteen, she launched her own eponymous brand and revealed her first collection in 2006.

Since then, her London Fashion Week shows have been a highlight of fashion month and she has worked on high profile collaborations with beauty brand Lancome and high street retailer Banana Republic.

In an interview with the Telegraph last year, Scott revealed she started designing after making her own dress for the Golden Globes in 2005. "I'd made it the day before," she said.

"I realised I'd been worrying about what everybody else had to wear, but that I'd forgotten about myself. I had a yard and half of beautiful black crêpe and I made a strapless little dress out of that."

Although scheduled to reveal her Autumn/Winter 2014 collection at London Fashion Week in February, the designer cancelled her show.

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