Ivanka Trump, Reese Witherspoon, Lena Dunham, Viola Davis and other celebs pay tribute to iconic Kate Spade
They shared nostalgic throwback photographs of Spade and mentioned how her brand was part of their lives and praised her talent, while Ivanka chose to dwell on mental health.
The fashion world remains shaken by the sudden death of fashion designer Kate Spade who was found dead in her New York City apartment on Tuesday morning. According to reports, in the tragic event, the fashion designer hung herself with a scarf. Celebrities have now taken to social media to pay their tributes to the late 55-year-old fashion mogul. They shared nostalgic throwback photographs of Spade and expressed their sadness at this unfortunate incident.
Actor and producer Viola Davis wrote on Twitter this morning, "As "unfussy" as I am, I still loved my Kate Spade bags. Practical, classy, and elegant... Praying for her family...her husband and 13 yr old daughter." Spade was known for the handbags she had designed.
Actress Lena Dunham also expressed her adulation for the designer's work. "She had a quirky visual language that captivated Bat Mitzvah girls and artists alike. She was also a staple of NYC who spread goodwill," wrote Dunham on her Twitter, "My heart breaks for her family. Thank you, Kate, from one of the millions you made feel beautiful."
Olivia Munn revealed that it was her first designer purse. "My very first designer purse was a black, shoulder strap, Kate Spade," she wrote. "I treasured it and was obsessed with keeping the little white Kate Spade label clean. It’s funny how a purse can instantly make you feel like an adult. Rest in love."
Mindy Kaling said that she was heartbroken by the news, calling her work "bold " and "cheerful". "I am heartbroken about the news of Kate Spade. I have worn her clothes many, many times. They were colorful, bold, cheerful, and encouraged women to find the twinkly person inside them. You couldn’t walk into her boutiques and not smile. Rest In Peace, Kate," she tweeted.
Cynthia Rowley, who was close friends with Spade, posted an old picture of them together, reminding everyone of happier times. She wrote, "Here we are in happier times, I’ll miss my dear friend Kate. My thoughts are with her family" The photo showed the two of them in their younger days, bumping their pregnant bellies together.
Actor Reese Witherspoon sent out her prayers to the family. She wrote,"My heart and prayers go out to Kate Spade and her family. What a wonderful, talented woman who will be dearly missed."
'Two Broke Girls' co-stars Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs also said their goodbyes. Behrs tweeted, "I remember when I got my first Kate Spade bag in high school. It was my most prized possession. My current wallet, covered in bees, makes me smile every time I see it- it’s by Kate Spade. My heart is just broken for her family and loved ones." Dennings, who worked with Spade for a campaign, wrote, "I was so excited to be a part of her brand. Devastated for her family. RIP Kate Spade"
Kristin Davis from 'Sex and the City' wrote, "I've worn Kate Spade for as long as I can remember, I’m thinking of her family."
Ivanka Trump also took the opportunity to talk about mental health. "Kate Spade's tragic passing is a painful reminder that we never truly know another's pain or the burden they carry. If you are struggling with depression and contemplating suicide, please, please seek help."
Bette Midler, calling her designs "joyous" extended her sympathies. "#KateSpade, whose lively, colorful, and yes, joyous designs has died. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends, and her many fans around the world, who loved the wonderful illusions she created. I am stunned." Even though she's gone, her work lives on. Rest in peace, Kate.