Officials recovered Ott's body from the East River Friday at 11:10 a.m. near Pier 4 in Bushwick. Now, family and friends await autopsy results. WWD reports that no funeral arrangements have been made at this time.
Ott was a Toledo, Ohio, native and was design director at The Dock Group, leading fashion houses Crippen and Rosetta Getty. He has also worked at The Row and at J. Mendel. The CEO of Ott's company told WWD, "We are deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague and friend. Our thoughts are with his family during this very difficult time." (WWD)