Kenneth Cole under fire for 'insensitive' Kate Spade tweet

Kenneth Cole under fire for 'insensitive' Kate Spade tweet

Officials said she was found with a red scarf around her neck attached to a doorknob.

He said she "sounded happy" the night before and her death was a complete shock. The 55-year-old designer and businesswoman was famously known for her colorful-yet-classic style of high-end women's handbags and other accessories marked with a sleek black spade and a classic label in thin lowercase font. Liz Claiborne acquired the company in 2007, and Kate Spade left her namesake brand.

Adam Best: "Let's make sure the tragic suicide of Kate Spade is not all for nothing and learn from this".

The Sam, a boxy tote, was functional but also a flawless first example of her clear design aesthetic. She was working as an accessories editor at Mademoiselle magazine when she launched her company with husband Andy in their NY apartment in 1993, based on six shapes of bags she thought every working woman needed.

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In today's terms, her early handbags were priced around the US$300 mark, making them affordable for young professional women who wanted more than the cheaper offerings but couldn't afford the more traditional, high end designers.

The fashion designer most know as Kate Spade was born Katherine Noel Brosnahan on December 24, 1962.

In addition to the more affordable prices, Spade's designs offered delightful, often quirky, whimsical touches.

But Reta Saffo said Spade refused to seek medical help for the depression she suffered. One obvious measure of her influence was the number of counterfeit Kate Spade bags one could find on the streets, Arrington said. On social media, many are sharing pictures and memories of their favourite Kate Spade pieces - the most popular word being used?

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'My grandmother gave me my first Kate Spade bag when I was in college, ' posted Chelsea Clinton.

Spade was not only about bags: she would expand into shoes, apparel, luggage and other accessories, and stationery. "Sending love to her family". Tapestry, Inc. bought Kate Spade in July 2017 for $2.4 billion. 'I always admired that she was self-made and was so sad to hear the news of her passing. "I think the plan was already in motion even as far back as then".

He later shared another message after deleting the initial tribute, saying: "Kate Spade left an indelible mark on the fashion industry and her inspiring life and work will be missed". Spade and her husband - who is the brother of comedian David Spade - started a new handbag company recently, Frances Valentine. "You just never know the demons that people are dealing with". The couple have a 13-year-old daughter name Frances Beatrix Spade. Gupta, 29, said that there is a need to look at people harder with "compassion and kindness".

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