Kate Spade, the designer who built a fashion empire with her signature handbags, has been found dead in her apartment in New York. It has been acknowledged that the famous high-end designer suffered from mental illness in the years before her death.
Spade originally designed handbags, before expanding into creating clothing, fragrances, jewellery and bedding. Her brand grew into a fashion empire, known for its brightly coloured, clean-cut style luxury items.
Kate Spade started her brand in January of 1993, and as of 2018, her net worth was 150 million dollars.
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