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".
Spade hanged herself with a scarf inside her home at 850 Park Ave. near East 77th Street on Tuesday morning, leaving a suicide note to her daughter Frances Beatrix Spade, 13. She was always a very excitable little girl and I felt all the stress/pressure of her brand (KS) may have flipped the switch where she eventually became full-on manic depressive.
Kate was found dead in her NY apartment on Tuesday in an apparent suicide. "I even said I (would) go with her and be a "patient" too (she liked that idea)..." "It's an adornment, not an obsession".
On this unfortunate turn of events, let's take a look at some of the best Kate Spade looks pulled of by our favourite celebrities, as compiled from E News. "I mean, I loved what I was doing, but I didn't miss it as much as I thought I might". "And Kate Spade the brand seems to have crossed that threshold a while ago". You could afford them, and happily buy more than one.More news: Tim Cook reveals his tech habits: I use my phone too much
Having a Spade bag "was a sign that you were in the know", said Eric Wilson, fashion news director at InStyle. She was a deeply creative woman who devised an entire aesthetic. She called them her "stepping stones" - and said years later that they were still her favorites.
She did just that. "She was a visionary".
Jenna Bush Hager wrote: 'I will never forget the first Kate Spade bag I got for Christmas in college'. Alongside the bright bags, she also designed luxury shoes, sunglasses and accessories. According to an interview with NPR, that first year she spent more than $4,000 on materials and admission to a New York City trade show to show her bags. "I love getting them".More news: Breakthrough with new prostate cancer immune system drug
The news of renowned fashion designer Kate Spade's death comes as a shock to many.
Wilson, of InStyle, recalled often finding her in her store, helping shoppers.More news: Almost 200 missing after new round of eruptions in Guatemala
"I will say this was not unexpected by me", she said of her sister's death. Here the actress poses on the CFDA Awards carpet in 2003.