Iconic fashion designer Kate Spade wasfound dead Tuesdayin her New York City apartment of an apparent suicide. She was 55.
Spade was found by a housekeeper. Her husband and business partner, canada goose outlet reviews Andy Spade, canada goose coats was in the house at the time, according tochief of detectives, Dermot Shea, who briefed reporters Tuesday afternoon.
Shea said investigators were still in the early stages of their investigation but evidence including the state of the apartment and the canada goose jacket outlet presence of a note pointed to “a tragic suicide.”
Spade is survived by her 13 year old daughter, Frances Beatrix Spade. Spade’s new fashion line, Frances Valentine, is named for her daughter. Maisel.
This May 13, 2004 photo shows designer Kate Spade during an interview Canada Goose Online in New York. Law enforcement officials say Tuesday, June 5, 2018, that New York fashion designer Kate Spade has been found dead in her apartment in an apparent suicide. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File) ORG XMIT: NYET203 (Photo: canada goose outlet Bebeto Matthews, AP)
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Her family issued a statement through a spokesman saying they were devastated and pleading for privacy, Canada Goose Outlet according to The Associated canada goose outlet sale Press.
Spade became a fashion force https://www.amigosdecontreras.es and cultural touchstone for her instantly recognizable handbags featuring modern, sleek designs with bold pops of color and feminine flourishes. Along with Andy Spade, her then boyfriend, she grewasmall line founded in 1993 to aninternational behemoth bearing her name.
Spadewas bornKatherine Noel Brosnahan in Kansas City, canada goose canada goose clearance outlet store uk Mo., in 1962. She met Andy Spade atArizona State University in the 1980s when they were both canada goose outlet in usa students working part time canada goose outlet jackets at Carter’s men’s store.
After graduation, Spade movedto New York,starting canada goose outlet her career atMademoiselle magazine as an accessories editor.
“She stopped in New York for buy canada goose jacket one night on a trip back from Europe,” Andy told USA TODAY in a 1997 interview,”and went to Mademoiselle for a temp job and was hired.”
It was there she saw a need for practical, yet fashionable handbags.
Along with her husbandand friend Elyce Arons, Spade launched the company with an iconic $155 black nylon handbag and five other basic bags,mostly square and minus froufrou decoration.
“It’s never too complicated or overly designed, but it should have personality,” Spade told USA TODAY in 2005 of her design credo.
Distinguished by the discreet rectangular label on the outside of each bag, the line found a niche asa quintessentially preppy favorite: functional classics in occasionally offbeat colors designed never to succumb to trendiness.
They canada goose outlet uk quickly became popular with celebrities fromSandra Bullock toLinda Evangelista, and made appearances on TV shows, canada goose outlet new york city including Sex and the City.
“Back then people weren’t doing simple designs. There was a canada goose outlet PBS tote bag that had style, but canada goose outlet online uk it wasn’t made well,” the designer told USA TODAY in Canada Goose Coats On Sale 1997.
Spade eventually branched into a variety of accessories and home decor, starting with men’s accessories in 1997 under the label Jack Spade (derived from “beloved” Jacks in both of her and Andy’sfamilies) and moving tostationery in ’98, shoes in ’99 andeyewear in 2001. Also in 2001,Paola Venturi joined the trio as design director.
In 1999, Neiman Marcus bought a 56% stake in the companyfor $33.6 million.
The founding partners walked away from the company in 2007, canada goose black friday sale one year after it was acquired by the group then known as Liz Claiborne Inc. for $125 million. The group canada goose outlet parka subsequently sold off its other operations and became canada goose factory sale Kate Spade Co.
Diane von Furstenberg and Steven Kolb issued a statement on behalf of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, which held its 2018 awards Monday night.