'US' Editors Share Favorite Kate Spade Items Following Her Death

'US' Editors Share Favorite Kate Spade Items Following Her Death

Darren Sullivan
June 7, 2018

One of those leaving a tribute was Ivanka Trump, who posted a touching tribute to Kate on her Instagram page.

Spade's sister, Reta Saffo told The Kansas Star that Spade, 55, had been frightened of seeking treatment for depression because she felt that it would affect the image of her happy-go-lucky fashion designs, and that she had become fixated on comedian and actor Robin Williams after he hanged himself in August 2014.

Kate Spade, 55, was found in her Park Avenue apartment by her housekeeping staff, they reported.

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Kate Spade's older sister says the designer had refused treatment for mental illness.

"Kate suffered from depression and anxiety for many years", Spade said.

Spade's family confirmed her death in a statement to The New York Times. The luxury fashion company Coach announced plans in May 2017 to buy Kate Spade for $2.4 billion.

Spade hasn't been associated with her namesake brand for more than a decade, but the company shared their condolences on its official website and social media accounts Tuesday.

She sold her ownership stake in the brand in 2006, and in 2016 she revealed she had taken time away from designing in order to focus on parenthood.

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"Bea - I have always loved you", the note allegedly read. Her husband and business partner Andy Spade was in the apartment at the time.

Fashion icon Kate Spade has been found dead of an apparent suicide in her Manhattan home, law enforcement sources tell News 4.

She based her bags on six shapes she thought every working woman needed, calling them her "stepping stones". She reportedly left a note for her 13-year-old daughter Frances Valentine.

Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine and artistic director of Conde Nast, said Spade "had an enviable gift for understanding exactly what women the world over wanted to carry".

The designer was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and created her own line of handbags in the 1990s and then introduced both jewellery and clothing.

"We are all devastated by today's tragedy", her family said in a statement. I will forever fondly think of Kate, college, and my sisters when I see that Phoebe bag. "We honor all the beauty she brought into this world".

She added that sometimes you can't save people from themselves, and the stress and pressure of her empire led to Spade becoming manic-depressive (Doctors used to use the term to describe bipolar disorder).

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) provides 24/7, free, confidential support for people in distress, as well as best practices for professionals and resources to aid in prevention and crisis situations.