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Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour has released a statement on the death of designer Kate Spade
"Kate designed with great charm and humor, and built a global empire that reflected exactly who she was and how she lived," Wintour said
Spade was found dead of an apparent suicide in her Park Avenue home Tuesday morning
Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour has released the following statement on the death of Kate Spade:
"Kate Spade had an enviable gift for understanding exactly what women the world over wanted to carry. She launched her label at a time when everyone thought that the definition of a handbag was strictly European, all decades-old serious status and wealth. Then along came this thoroughly American young woman who changed everything. There was a moment when you couldnt walk a block in New York without seeing one of her bags, which were just like her; colorful and unpretentious. Kate designed with great charm and humor, and built a global empire that reflected exactly who she was and how she lived. Long before we talked about authenticity, she defined it."
- Anna Wintour, Editor in Chief, Vogue; Artistic Director, Condé Nast
If you are in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or reach out to the Crisis Text Line by texting ‘Home’ to 741741.