Wilson was known for her sharp tongue and realness, as well as her eye for spotting talent. “She has taught a huge proportion of the world’s leading fashion designers and her course continues to produce talented, ground-breaking graduates,” Central Saint Martins said in a statement. “Her commitment to her students and passion for creative excellence are legendary. Her deep understanding of fashion and her drive for funding for bursaries, facilities and opportunities are part of what made her such an extraordinary educator.”
Her cause of death has yet to be revealed, but reports say that she died in her sleep at her sister's home in Scotland.