Designer Kate Spade found dead in apartment

  • Designer Kate Spade found dead in apartment

Designer Kate Spade found dead in apartment

In 1993 Spade launched her fashion label, Kate Spade New York, with her husband Andy.

While Kristen Davis - best known for her role in Sex And The City - said she'd worn her designs "for as long as I can remember".

A housekeeper found Ms. Spade in her bedroom hanging from a red scarf tied to a doorknob, the police said.

Officials are not authorised to divulge any additional information as the investigation into her death continues.

Spade's handbags were a must-have, and she ranked among the NY designers to cement the minimalist look.

The businesswoman was found "unconscious and unresponsive" at approximately 10:20 a.m. ET on Tuesday and pronounced dead at the scene, a New York Police Department PIO told Us.

A crime scene truck was parked outside their building on Manhattan's Upper East Side, and barriers had been set up to keep back reporters and gawkers who were arriving to the building. Kate Spade New York tweeted an image, saying "We honor all the beauty she brought into this world".

Her New York-based company, which she co-founded with her husband in 1994, initially sold handbags, but the designer brand eventually extended to clothing, jewelry, shoes, stationary, eyewear, and bedding, among other items.

"We are all devastated by today's tragedy", Spade's family said in a statement. It created a smash. "We want to honor her life and her major contribution to the fashion business and express our most honest condolences to the family". "It's an adornment, not an obsession".

She left the magazine in 1991, and went on to create her own handbag line.

Kate Spade fashions are shown in the fashion designer's Madison Avenue store, Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in NY. In 2006, the company then known as Liz Claiborne bought the brand, and Kate and Andy Spade left the company soon after. The couple has one child together, Frances Beatrix Spade, who is only 13-years-old.

After news broke about Spade's suicide, her brother-in-law, comic David Spade, was spotted looking somber while hugging a friend in Los Angeles.

Hollywood is mourning the loss of Kate Spade. "She had a quirky visual language that captivated Bat Mitzvah girls and artists alike".

If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs help, resources are available. Kate also changed her name to Kate Valentine.