Iconic fashion designer, Kate Spade, 55 was found dead in her NYC apartment early this morning in after hanging herself. According to TMZ, “Law enforcement sources confirmed she was found 10:20 AM ET, and had hanged herself in her Park Avenue home. She was pronounced dead on the scene.”
Kate got her start in the ’80s working for women’s magazine
“Mademoiselle” in Manhattan, when she moved in with Andy Spade — David
Spade’s brother. She and Andy met in college while working at a clothing
store. She then started her small handbag line in the early ’90s that
has now become a major lifestyle brand and fashion empire. With fun
shapes and bold colors, Kate Spade certainly made a name for herself in
the fashion industry.
Kate sold her company in 2007 and took some time off to raise her
daughter — but got back in the game in 2016 by launching a new fashion
brand called Frances Valentine named after her 13-year-old daughter. She
was 55 years old.
Rest in Peace, Kate. Our condolences to the Spade family.