A look at Kate Spade's life — TIMELINE

A look at Kate Spade's life — TIMELINE

"Oh man, Kate Spade was one of the most successful entrepreneurs in fashion".

Spade epitomised the archetypal NY "girl" and her designs both reflected this aesthetic and appealed to those who aspired to this status. "She was every bit the representation of that brand, and the fun of it all".

The comedian also said, "I don't think everyone knew how f--ing amusing she was".

Fashion designer Kate Spade was found dead in her NY flat by her housekeeper on Tuesday, authorities said. She then started what was to become a fashion accessories empire, with her husband to be, Andy Spade. Her husband is also referenced in the note. Ivanka Trump, who, in addition to working in the White House, runs a fashion line of her own, and singer Josh Groban were two of many who encouraged people struggling with depression to seek help. "It's an adornment, not an obsession".

Bette Midler: "Kate Spade, whose lively, colourful, and yes, joyous designs has died". "It was a real shift", Mallis said.

Bags at the Kate Spade store in Hong Kong, 2016.

It was the early aughts, and you could open just about any magazine and spot the designer's work in a second: It was vibrant, clever, colorful and infinitely more inviting than the pages of somber supermodels that surrounded it. "They were affordable AND terrific AND fabulous". Andy Spade is the brother of comedian/actor David Spade.

And the bags seemed to effortlessly appeal to a variety of women.

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The Council of Fashion Designers of America has also paid tribute to the late designer, referring to her a "a great talent who had an immeasurable impact on American fashion".

Katherine Noel Brosnahan was born December 24, 1962, in Kansas City, Missouri. Her company, Kate Spade New York, has over 140 retail shops and outlets around the United States, as well as at 175 global locations.

The family said through a spokesman that they loved Kate dearly and will miss her terribly. "She was a visionary".

The body was found not long after 10 a.m., police said.

'Very saddened to hear about the passing of Kate Spade, ' added Lucy Hale. "I still have mine". On social media, many are sharing pictures and memories of their favourite Kate Spade pieces - the most popular word being used? "I still have it".

"I will never forget the first Kate Spade bag I got for Christmas in college", Jenna Bush Hager tweeted. "Sending love to her family". In 2017, Coach snapped up the brand in a $2.4 billion deal.

Wilson, of InStyle, recalled often finding her in her store, helping shoppers. She legally changed her name to Kate Valentine Spade to match her new label. CFDA recognition is considered one of the highest achievements in the industry. "Nobody could have ever anticipated that the next day, this was the news that would be flashing on our phones", she said. "You never saw them out being contentious or not being there for one another".

Kate Spade left her 13-year-old daughter a letter. "You see someone who kind of made a career off of making people smile", she said.

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