Update, June 6, 2018: Kate Spade's husband released a statement following her death. Andy Spade explained that Kate had been battling depression and anxiety for years and actively seeking help. Despite reports, the two had no plans for a divorce. He also shared that although a note left behind by Kate has been circulating, he has not yet seen it and is "appalled that a private message to [his] daughter has been so heartlessly shared with the media."
While Kate and her husband, Andy Spade (brother of actor David Spade), launched Kate's namesake brand, it was sold in 2007 and is now owned by Tapestry, which also houses Coach and Stuart Weitzman. Nevertheless, Kate's love for fashion was obvious as she launched a new label, Frances Valentine, in 2016. She will be remembered for her legacy that lives on in the industry today.
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