Hundreds attend funeral for fashion designer Kate Spade
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A funeral director carries the remains of Kate Spade canada goose factory sale from services at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Redemptorist Catholic Church in Kansas City, canada goose outlet Mo., on June 21, 2018.
Hundreds of mourners braved drizzling rain to attend the funeral for fashion designer Kate Spade on Thursday, many of them canada goose outlet shop carrying her buy canada goose jacket cheap iconic purses as they flocked to a church in her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri.
Her family released a statement shortly before the funeral began, saying her father had died canada goose outlet jackets the night before at his home. goose outlet canada The statement said 89 year old Earl Brosnahan Jr. had been in failing health and was “heartbroken” after his beloved canada goose outlet daughter’s suicide at her home in New canada goose outlet store York.
A high canada goose factory outlet school classmate attending the service said Spade was “incredibly kind” and had a memorable laugh. Spade admirers, including Olivia Lott, also were part of the crowds of people hovering under large, canada goose uk outlet black umbrellas outside uk canada goose outlet the church, many of them wearing Spade Canada Goose Parka designed accessories.
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“I just feel like her vocation was to fill the world with beautiful things,” Lott said, echoing sentiments expressed earlier this month by friends and fans who described her as vibrant and colourful, like the designs that made her famous.
The 55 year old mother was found dead in her New York City home on June 5. Her husband and business partner, Andy Spade, said she’d had depression and anxiety canada goose outlet sale for years but had been regularly cheap canada goose uk seeing a doctor and taking medication.
He attended the service, along with his brother, actor comedian David Spade, who helped other relatives enter the church under umbrellas. A canada goose outlet nyc funeral official followed the family carrying a canada goose outlet black friday large white urn as the congregation sang “The First Noel,” a nod to Kate canada goose black friday sale Spade’s birthday, on Christmas Eve, and her middle name, Noel.
Spade was working as an accessories editor at Mademoiselle magazine when she launched her company with her husband in 1993. She went on to win canada goose outlet uk sale multiple CFDA awards and was named a “giant of design” by House canada goose coats Beautiful magazine.
She walked away from her company in 2007, a year after it was acquired from the Neiman Marcus Group for $125 million by the company then known as Liz Claiborne Inc.
Coach, now known as Tapestry, bought the Kate Spade brand last year for $2.4 billion. Kate and Andy Spade recently had started a new handbag company, Frances Valentine.
Andy Spade said earlier this month that his wife had long suffered from depression and anxiety. He said he and his wife had been living separately in the 10 months before her death but saw each other or spoke every day. He said they were not legally separated and never discussed divorce.
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