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
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.