Remembering An Icon: 10 Times Our Favorite Celebs Rocked Kate Spade New York

June 5, 2018  |  
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NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 10: Designer Kate Spade attends the 2015 Basser Center For BRCA Benefit at Cipriani Wall Street on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)

Today it was announced that Kate Spade died in her apartment at the age of 55. The NYC-based fashion designer apparently committed suicide just one year after selling her company for more than $2 billion.

Known for her funky bags and entertaining signature prints in both stripes and polka dots, Spade’s fashions were recognized by all and beloved by many celebs. In response to the sad news of Spade’s pasing, The Council of Fashion Designers of America posted a statement from Chairwoman Diane von Furstenberg and President, Steven Kolb, saying, “She was a great talent who had an immeasurable impact on American fashion and the way the world viewed American accessories.”

Though Kate Spade had not been at the helm of her brand for over a decade, the company tweeted out a remembrance to their founder as well. Click through our gallery to see pics of our favorite celebrity women who once rocked this iconic brand.

JANELLE MONAE

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 16: Janelle Monae attends a performance by Jidenna at Pepsi’s The Sound Drop at Kola House on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Killian/Getty Images for Pepsi)

Janelle Monae attended a performance by Jidenna at Pepsi’s The Sound Drop at Kola House in 2017 wearing a polka dot coat by the designer. We know Monae’s obsession with black and white, so this was the perfect overcoat for the singer.

KERRY WASHINGTON

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – DECEMBER 05: Actress Kerry Washington attends the Hollywood Reporter’s 21st annual Women In Entertainment breakfast at The Beverly Hills Hotel on December 5, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

In 2012, Kerry Washington gave her metallic dress a pop of color with this Kate Spade purse and a pair of red patent shoes. She was attending the Hollywood Reporter’s 21st Annual Women In Entertainment Breakfast.

NAOMIE HARRIS

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 21: Naomie Harris attends the Kate Spade New York Regent Street store opening on April 21, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Kate Spade New York )

In 2016, Naomie Harris lent her support to Kate Spade by attending her Regent Street store opening in London. Naomie, of course, was wearing Kate Spade! The gold metallic clutch poppep perfectly against her sherbert orange dress.

JOURDAN DUNN

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 26: Model Jourdan Dunn at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Show and Tea presented by kate spade new york at Chateau Marmont on October 26, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for CFDA/Vogue )

In 2016, Jourdan Dunn attended the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Show and Tea that was presented by Kate Spade. In honor of the occassion, the model wore a minutiate by the designer.

CHRISTINA MILIAN

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JUNE 18: Actress Christina Milian and daughter Violet attend Film Independent’s 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival premiere of Disney Pixar’s “Brave” at the Dolby Theatre on June 18, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Christina Milian is pictured with her daughter Violet at the Film Independent’s 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival premiere of Disney Pixar’s “Brave.” Milian paired her red bodycon dress with a striped Kate Spade New York crossbody clutch.

ANIKA NONI ROSE

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 24: Actress Anika Noni Rose visits Hollywood Today Live at W Hollywood on January 24, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Anika Noni Rose visited Hollywood Today Live at W Hollywood in January of 2017. The actress looked spring in a floral patterened dress by the famed designer.

JANELLE MONAE

HOLLYWOOD, CA – NOVEMBER 14: Janelle Monae attends the 18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Palladium on November 14, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)

Janelle Monae showed up on the red carpet to the 18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards in 2014 with a checkered Kate Spade New York minutiate. It looked so poppin’ against her neon nails.

LAVERNE COX

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 18: Actress Laverne Cox attends a screening of Sony Pictures Classics’ “Grandma” hosted by The Cinema Society and Kate Spade at Landmark Sunshine Cinema on August 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Laverne Cox attended the Sony Pictures screening of ‘Grandma,’ in 2015 with a patterned Kate Spade New York circular clutch.

KERRY WASHINGTON

LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 28: Actress Kerry Washington attends The Variety Studio: Awards Edition held at a private residence on November 28, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage)

In 2012, Kerry Washington attended an event in Los Angeles wearing a Kate Spade polka dot dress. What a perfect look for a luncheon.

NICHOLE GALICIA 

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 18: Nichole Galicia attends Sony Pictures Classics’ screening of “Grandma” hosted by The Cinema Society and Kate Spade at Landmark Sunshine Cinema on August 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)

In 2015, actress Nichole Galicia attends Sony Pictures Classics’ screening of ‘Grandma,’ in New York City. She rocked a black Kate Spade New York clutch with metal edges.

 

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