Truly tragic news for the fashion world and beyond. Today it was announced that Kate Spade, famous for her beloved eponymous line of shoes and handbags, has died of an apparent suicide.
According to the New York Times:
The police said that Ms. Spade, 55, was discovered unresponsive at a Park Avenue apartment, where she had hanged herself. She had left a note, but the official did not comment on what it said. She was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:26 a.m.
A housekeeper found Ms. Spade in her bedroom hanging from a red scarf tied to a doorknob, the police said. She was unconscious and the housekeeper called 911.
We're in shock.
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