Fashion designer Kate Spade dies aged 55

Fashion designer Kate Spade dies aged 55

"Even my mother said I'd gotten cocky - and what the heck was I doing giving up a job with [health] insurance?" she told Forbes in 1998.

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

Fashion writer Abby Gardner tweeted about Spade's cultural impact. You could afford them, and happily buy more than one.

On social media, a stream of condolences and thoughts have been coming in from designers and fashion influencers alike.

On Twitter, David also shared a picture of Spade at his book signing, with a similiar message.

"I think it's about more than the fact that she's created pretty things", Russo said.

"I believed that I could, so I did.' She alone didn't change the handbag world but she was an inspiring accessory".

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Added the actor: "Its a rough world out there people, try to hang on".

CFDA Chairwoman Diane von Furstenberg and CEO and President Steven Kolb said, "The CFDA is devastated to hear the news of our friend, colleague, and CFDA member Kate Spade's tragic passing".

Chelsea Clinton tweeted that her "grandmother gave me my first Kate Spade bag when I was in college". I still have it. In 1993, they launched Kate Spade Handbags, which went on to be a huge success.

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The designer had a baby, Francis Beatrix Spade and she took time off to raise her and spend time with her family. At the time, her older brother, Earl Brosnahan, said of his sister: "Kate demonstrated early on what would later become her iconic personality traits: quiet determination, passion for the things she loved and dedication to overcoming obstacles".

In 2017, Coach purchased the Kate Spade brand in a massive $2.4 billion deal. My heart breaks for her family. "It's amusing how a purse can instantly make you feel like an adult". "Kate and I during Christmas family photos". As someone who has struggled with depression, can report that sometimes tough times hit when nobody else would expect. But nothing is more powerful than the state of your mental health. "Check in with loved ones". "Please call. 24/7 Suicide Hotline.1-800-273-8255". Rest in peace, Kate Spade.

David Spade is remembering his late sister-in-law.

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