The life of fashion designer L'Wren Scott was celebrated in a private memorial yesterday. Her companion, Mick Jagger, sang "Just Like A Woman" at the service in St. Bartholomew’s Church on Park Avenue.
The statuesque former model had committed suicide in her Chelsea apartment in March. Reports suggested that she was deeply in debt and that she was going to close down her clothing line. However, her friend, former NY Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn, said, "Still, as painful as the decision must have been for her, I wouldn’t draw any conclusions from it about her state of mind. Nor should any credence be given to reports of a breakup with Mick. It’s rubbish."
Attendees at the service included Jagger's Rolling Stones bandmates Keith Richards and Ron Wood as well as Horyn, Vogue editor Anna Wintour, Harper's Bazaar editor Glenda Bailey, Andre Leon Talley and Lynn Yaeger and celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker, Julianne Moore, Meg Ryan and Renee Zellweger. Martin Scorsese, who made the Rolling Stones documentary, Shine a Light, was also there (Scott styled Jagger's clothes).
Jagger had said of Scott's death, "I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way. We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves. She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me."