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Fashion designer L'Wren Scott found dead in New York apartment

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While the fashion world remembers today Lee Alexander McQueen, a designer gone too soon as the result of suicide, the news of another loss has been reported.

Fashion designer L'Wren Scott (pictured above with partner Mick Jagger; Mike Segar/Reuters) was found dead in her New York apartment from an apparent suicide. More details about her death are below, as reported by Reuters:

 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fashion designer L'Wren Scott, the girlfriend of Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger, was found dead in her New York apartment on Monday from an apparent suicide, according to a law enforcement official.

Scott, 47, a former model whose timeless style, modern, classic and sexy fashions were favorites among A-List Hollywood stars such as Nicole Kidman, was found hanging from a scarf in her apartment in the morning.

Police confirmed that a female was found "unconscious and unresponsive" in an apartment building on 11th Avenue in Manhattan.

A spokesperson for Jagger said he is "completely shocked and devastated" by the news. The pair have been dating for several years.

Scott, who was raised in Utah, started her career as a fashion model in Paris before becoming a designer. Last year, she announced a deal to design a small collection for Banana Republic stores.

 

 

 

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It's #AlexanderMcQueenDay on Twitter

Written by Sara Bauknecht on .

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While many are marking the luck of the Irish today, the fashion world is saluting the life of the late designer Lee Alexander McQueen (pictured above, courtesy of Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty Images). Alexander-McQueen-shoes

He died in February 2010, when he was found hanging in his London home. It was ruled a suicide. McQueen would have turned 45 years old today.

In recent days, fashion fans have taken to Twitter to encourage people to commemorate the late designer's birthday by using the hashtag #AlexanderMcQueenDay. The goal: get the phrase trending on social media so his birthday won't be forgotten. His legacy and designs never will be.

Photo above right: Shoes from Alexander McQueen spring-summer 2010 ready-to-wear fashion show. Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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This weekend in Pittsburgh style and society: Q Ball, Project Prom, Sneaker Convention + more

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In this week's installment of "Setting the SEEN," Post-Gazette SEEN editor Natalie Bencivenga and I dish about hot events to check out this weekend in Pittsburgh and the latest insights from the local fashion scene. 

This week's highlights include the return of Allegheny County's Project Prom initiative, a new "dream prom" contest, the Q Ball and the Pittsburgh Sneaker Convention & Pop-Up Shop. To learn more about these and other events, watch the video below -- and have a great weekend!

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Guess which fast food chain bought Pharrell Williams' 'Arby's hat' on eBay?

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The day after the Oscars, you'd think people still would be pondering Pharrell Williams' decision to wear tuxedo shorts on the Oscars red carpet. (Even for California, that seemed too laid back for the Academy Awards.)

Nope. His tall brown Vivienne Westwood hat (dubbed by the masses the "Arby's hat -- pictured in above Associated Press photo) from the Grammy Awards is what people are buzzing about.

The hat that inspired meme after meme is now in the hands of its namesake -- Arby's. The fast food chain bought it on eBay for $44,100.

Call it a win-win situation: Arby's got its hat back, and the money will support From One Hand to Another, a charity that helps put children in touch with technology and the arts.

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And the Oscar for best dressed starlet goes to ...

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The Oscars are the last stop on the yearly awards show circuit -- and what a fashionable finale it was!

Many saved their best look for last, making the race for the title of Hollywood's best dressed a close one. But there were a few who stood out among the rest. 

Best Dressed: Lupita Nyong'o

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She was the belle of the ball in custom pale blue Prada (and arguably one of the most highly anticipated celebrities to see). She's impressed all awards season with her striking sense of style and didn't disappoint in this pastel parade of pleats.


Most Unexpected Style Statement: Kate Hudson

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She was the style surprise of the night in an elegant white beaded Versace gown with cape. Her name wasn't among those expected to make a particularly strong style statement on the red carpet, but this fashion pick put her near the top of the best dressed list.


Queen of Darkness: Charlize Theron

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Of all the darker gowns that juxtaposed the night's pastel and neutral palettes, this Dior gown took the crown. The plunging neckline and mermaid bottom helped her bring the drama.


Best Salute to Sparkle: Angelina Jolie

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By her standards, it was a quiet night. No sexy skirt slits or va-va-voom Hollywood glamour to steal the spotlight from partner Brad Pitt. But she showed off a softer side in a cascade of sparkles over sheers by Elie Saab. So chic!


Best Red Carpet Comeback: Sandra Bullock

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The Sandra Bullock who stunned Sunday in an Alexander McQueen gown was not the same Sandra Bullock we've seen at other awards shows this season. At this one, she excelled at dressing for her body type, hair color and complexion -- and, as a result, she emanated elegance. She managed to redeem herself from recent red carpet picks that felt like forced (and failed) efforts at being trendy, such as her colorblocked gown from the Golden Globes. Nice improvement! 

 

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