Kate Spade

NEW YORK | Celebrity deaths force media to examine suicide reporting

NEW YORK (AP) — The deaths of designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain have caused media organizations to look at how they cover suicide and whether more could be done to prevent copycat killings, without neglecting the duty to report news. Several outlets have publicized the 1-800-273-8255 suicide prevention hotline — People and … Continue reading NEW YORK | Celebrity deaths force media to examine suicide reporting

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  | The Latest: Griffin honors Kate Spade while accepting award

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  — The Latest on the city of West Hollywood, California, honoring comedian Kathy Griffin for her LGBTQ activism (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Kathy Griffin has accepted an award honoring her contributions to LGBTQ community by dedicating part of her honor to late designer Kate Spade. Griffin wore an outfit made out … Continue reading WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  | The Latest: Griffin honors Kate Spade while accepting award

More than a handbag: Fans remember Kate Spade

After Kate Spade’s death by apparent suicide on Tuesday, fans mourned the designer and thanked her for fashion that marked formative moments in their lives. For some, Spade’s purses posed as protection from outside scrutiny. For others, they were an anecdote in greater love stories, a gift that represented so much more. For still others, … Continue reading More than a handbag: Fans remember Kate Spade

NEW YORK | Officials: Designer Kate Spade found dead in apartment

NEW YORK (AP) — Kate Spade, a fashion designer known for her sleek handbags, was found hanged in the bedroom of her Park Avenue apartment Tuesday in an apparent suicide, law enforcement officials said. The 55-year-old was found by housekeeping at about 10:20 a.m. Her husband and business partner Andy Spade was in the house … Continue reading NEW YORK | Officials: Designer Kate Spade found dead in apartment