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Kate Spade, Fashion Icon, Has Died At 55

Kate Spade, Fashion Icon, Has Died At 55

Famous fashion designer Kate Spade, born Katherine Brosnahan, was found dead Tuesday morning in her Upper East Side home in Manhattan.

The 55-year-old was found at the scene by housekeeping at about 10:20 a.m. "She was definitely anxious about what people would say if they found out". " the note said, according TMZ".

Her company, Kate Spade New York, has over 140 retail shops and outlet stores across the US and more than 175 shops internationally. Kate Spade New York has more than 140 shops and outlet stores in the United States with another 175 internationally.

Spade carved a unique place for herself in the fashion industry, bringing her fun sense of style to the masses and leaving a lasting impact on fashion lovers everywhere. She sold 56 percent of the company's stake for $33.6 million to Neiman Marcus in 1999.

Even though she had gotten away from the fashion world, she launched an accessories line, Frances Valentine, named after her daughter, Frances Beatrix Spade.

"I grew up in the Midwest, where you have to have it (a fashion item) because you like it, not because you're supposed to have it", she told the AP in 2004. "It's an adornment, not an obsession".




Kate and Andy, 55, spoke about working together after 30 years of marriage during an April 2017 sit-down with BUILD Series.

The company she founded, Kate Spade New York, now has over 140 retail shops and outlet stores across the US and more than 175 shops internationally.

"As an accessory, a great bag that takes the outfit somewhere else is interesting", she told the AP in a 2000 interview.

Many women, including celebrities like Mindy Kaling and Chelsea Clinton, took to social media to share everything from stories about their first Kate Spade bag, to a cry for mental health awareness, to their affinity for the designer and the brand, to their gratitude for all the beauty, joy and color she brought to the world. "Obviously we're super proud of Kate Spade and we want to be [respectfu] l of both". Before her ultimately death, Spade changed her last name to Valentine, but it wasn't because she was having problems with her husband, Andy Spade. "She was a trailblazer".

Her husband didn't immediately issue a statement on her death. "Holding Kate's family, friends and loved ones in my heart".


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