A highlight from her new handbag line Frances Valentine.

A highlight from her new handbag line Frances Valentine.

A name that was not on anyone’s 10-4-10 list, either the one she was most known for (Kate Spade) or the one she legally changed to in 2016 (Katherine Noel Frances Valentine), the original creator of the Kate Spade handbag line was found dead in her New York apartment yesterday.

The name change, which few in the mainstream media were aware of, corresponded with her new line Frances Valentine.

Condolences from the Kate Spade line.

Condolences from the Kate Spade line.

The End of an Era

The shock from the apparent suicide of the creator of such whimsical designs has been met with social media posts committed to one’s first Kate Spade purse and mental health hotlines.

As for us here at PD, all we want to add is, “Rest in peace, Kate.”