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Anna Wintour Releases Statement on Death of Designer Kate Spade

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    Fans React to the Death of Kate Spade

    Tributes from fashion fans to industry titans poured in following the death of famed designer Kate Spade. Lori Bordonaro reports.

    (Published Wednesday, June 6, 2018)

    What to Know

    • 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

    Read more reaction from fellow designers and celebrities on the death of the fashion icon.

    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.

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