British model Georgia May Jagger has pulled out of a fashion show in Melbourne after the tragic death of her father Mick Jagger's girlfriend, fashion designer L'Wren Scott.
Jagger pulls out of Melbourne fashion show
British model Georgia May Jagger was on a plane to Australia to walk in local designer Camilla Frank's runway show in Melbourne when news broke that her father's girlfriend, L'Wren Scott, was found dead in her apartment.
Georgia May Jagger was on board a flight to Melbourne from London when Scott was found in her apartment in New York. The US media are reporting the fashion designer took her own life.
Jagger, who was scheduled to star in the Camilla show as part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, was informed of Scott's death when she landed in Sydney to connect to a Melbourne flight.
The grief stricken youngest daughter of the Rolling Stones frontman and model Jerry Hall cancelled her commitment to the Franks show in order to board a flight to New York to be with her family.
Speaking at the Tiffany & Co National Designer Award in Melbourne, designer Camilla Franks was visibly upset by the news of Scott's death, and said her heart went out to Georgia May Jagger, with whom Franks has worked with closely in the past.
“Georgia has become part of our Camilla family and I'm so deeply saddened by this tragic news,” said Franks. “My heart goes out to her and her family during these very tough times. I just love her dearly and I wish I was with her now to give her a big cuddle.”
Scott, 49, was discovered by her assistant, who had received a text message asking her to come over to her luxurious Manhattan apartment.
In February, the designer cancelled her show at London Fashion Week, with financial issues believed to be behind the decision.
The former Chanel model was a stylist who worked with Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone before launching her clothing line in 2006 with a collection called the Little Black dress.
Her designs earned widespread acclaim for their ability to flatter the female form, and she was greatly respected in the industry for her work ethic.
Scott's creations appeared as costumes in films including Ocean's Thirteen and Eyes Wide Shut and she dressed some of the world's most famous women, including Michelle Obama and Sarah Jessica Parker.
Crowds gather at L'Wren Scott's apartment
RAW VISION: New York emergency services attend the Manhattan home of fashion designer L'Wren Scott after she was found dead from an apparent suicide. Lifeline: 13 11 14.
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