Memories of a Friend, a Teacher and a Fighter," for The New York Times, where she fondly said, "You felt at ease and never overshadowed by her, or indeed her famous boyfriend [Mick Jagger]." Scott -- a world-famous fashion designer who has dressed actresses Nicole Kidman, Ellen Barkin and Sarah Jessica Parker -- was found dead in her Manhattan apartment Monday of an apparent suicide, according to New York police. She was 47. Horyn covered Scott for many years and penned the touching tribute, recalling Scott as a marvelous teacher who could bolster one's confidence with her designs. "She started her label in a much smaller Paris apartment, on the Rue de Bellechasse, using a bedroom for a studio and holding small dinner parties during the collections in the front hall," she wrote. Horyn wrote how Scott began her business on a "shoestring" budget, with her and two other women doing all the work. Read: Fashion Designer L'Wren Scott Found Dead in Apparent Suicide in NYC "She had an incredible work ethic; if there was one thing that bound all her friends, wherever they were born, it was that," she said. "And there was no job she wasn't willing to do herself, which became a problem as her company got bigger."