Fashion Designer Kate Spade Passes, Celebrities & Fans Pay Heartwarming Tributes
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Fans and celebrities are in mourning following news that renowned fashion designer Kate Spade has passed away in her New York home.
Various fashion icons and fans have taken to social media to post memories of Spade’s lovely designs, and express how the brand has touched them personally, to honor her death. Born Katherine Noel Bresnahan, the designer was reportedly found dead in her apartment at Park Avenue around 10.20am local time on Tuesday.
Actress and writer Lena Dunham said, “Kate Spade was more than a designer. She had a quirky visual language that captivated Bat Mitzvah girls and artists alike. She was also a staple of NYC who spread good will. My heart breaks for her family. Thank you, Kate, from one of the millions you made feel beautiful.”
Actress Mindy Kaling commented on Twitter, “I am heartbroken about the news of Kate Spade. I have worn her clothes many, many times. They were colorful, bold, cheerful, and encouraged women to find the twinkly person inside them. You couldn’t walk into her boutiques and not smile. Rest In Peace, Kate.”
Reese Witherspoon and Ivanka Trump have also paid tribute to the late designer with heartfelt messages.
Women all over the world have taken to Twitter to share sentimental memories of the designer. Many shared stories on how their first Kate Spade bags with the hashtag #KateSpade.
— kate spade new york (@katespadeny) June 5, 2018
I am heartbroken about the news of Kate Spade. I have worn her clothes many, many times. They were colorful, bold, cheerful, and encouraged women to find the twinkly person inside them. You couldn’t walk into her boutiques and not smile. Rest In Peace, Kate.
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) June 5, 2018
My heart and prayers go out to Kate Spade and her family. What a wonderful, talented woman who will be dearly missed.
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) June 5, 2018
My grandmother gave me my first Kate Spade bag when I was in college. I still have it. Holding Kate’s family, friends and loved ones in my heart.
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) June 5, 2018
Kate Spade’s tragic passing is a painful reminder that we never truly know another’s pain or the burden they carry. If you are struggling with depression and contemplating suicide, please, please seek help. https://t.co/eruSexNoGj
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) June 5, 2018
Very saddened to hear about the passing of Kate Spade. Mental illness does not discriminate and can happen to anyone with any circumstances. I hope she has found peace ❤️
— Lucy Hale (@lucyhale) June 5, 2018
Extremely sad to head about the passing of Kate Spade. What an iconic talent.
— Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) June 5, 2018
Ask any girl around my age about getting her first boxy Kate Spade bag and she’ll probably have a story to tell you. It was a magnificently simple cultural marker.
— Abby Gardner (@abbygardner) June 5, 2018
My mom bought me my first Kate Spade bag on the day I accepted my first full time job. I've always associated Kate Spade with celebration.
RIP to a designer whose creations were nothing but whimsical & happy.
— Dana Melcher (@danamelcher) June 5, 2018
I remember in senior year of high school I saved up for months to buy myself a kate spade wallet. I remember feeling so mature and sophisticated, like I was finally ready to take on the world.
— a n i k a🇨🇦 (@capitalismwitch) June 5, 2018
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