How Kate Spade Hoped to Be Remembered, in Her Own Words

07 June, 2018, 02:01 | Author: Kristopher Anderson
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"My grandmother gave me my first Kate Spade bag when I was in college", Chelsea Clinton wrote on Twitter.

Kate Spade's life is being celebrated across social media. I'd come so VERY close to getting her to go in for treatment (to the same place Catherine Zeta-Jones went for her successful bipolar treatment program). "You associated yourself with this fun, cool, with-it, hip brand that wasn't snobbish or so exclusive that it felt like a European luxury brand".

He elaborated, "Kate was upset by the way the fashion community treated her".

But the first few years were far from glamorous.

Designer Diane von Furstenberg, who heads the Council of Fashion Designers of America, said Spade was a "great talent who had an immeasurable impact on American fashion and the way the world viewed American accessories". Saffo contacted The Star to say that the story had misspelled Spade's childhood nickname, Katy. The 55-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. At one point, the couple liquidated their 401 (k) s to keep the company going.

Spade's husband also is referenced in the note, according to one of the sources. She believed in herself and her product.

Spade stepped away from the limelight after selling her company in 2007, but she recently mounted a comeback. That is exactly what women like me were looking for: the flawless marriage of structure and personality.

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Kate was found dead of an apparent suicide in her Manhattan apartment on Tuesday at the age of 55. The two launched another self-financed accessory company, Frances Valentine, in 2015. You could afford them, and happily buy more than one.

"Debuting with just six silhouettes, she combined sleek, utilitarian shapes and colorful palettes in an entirely new way", the site says. It's said Kate did not want to break up.

Coach, now known as Tapestry, bought the Kate Spade brand previous year for $2.4 billion. "My grandfather, father, brother and my daughter's name is Frances".

In his statement, Andy went on to debunk rumors that Kate faced substance abuse problems near the end of her life.

As of Wednesday morning, almost every one of the 64 pieces in the Frances Valentine "New Arrivals" section of the website had sold out, with only strappy metallic sandals ($345; francesvalentine.com) available for pre-order. The designer left a suicide note addressed to her 13-year-old daughter, telling her it was not her fault. Spade also leaves behind a legacy of entrepreneurship and hard work that young women can look up to.

"We are all devastated by today's tragedy", it read.

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