Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has established a new fashion scholarship in memory of his late girlfriend L’Wren Scott.
Scott, a fashion designer and former model, committed suicide in March of last year. She had been in a relationship with Jagger since 2001.
Billboard reports that the scholarship will be given to one fashion student studying for their Masters at the Central Saint Martins design college in London each year through to the 2017 school term and will cover the cost of tuition and some living expenses.
Scott’s creations were seen often on the red carpet and she counted Nicole Kidman, Amy Adams, Sarah Jessica Parker, Angelina Jolie, Penélope Cruz and Madonna as clients. Following her untimely passing, Jagger released a statement, revealing that he was “struggling” to understand the news of her death and that he had been “touched” by tributes and messages of support he has received.
The statement read: “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. I have been touched by the tributes that people have paid to her, and also the personal messages of support that I have received. I will never forget her, Mick.”