Arielle Tschinkel
August 01, 2018 7:34 am

In the aftermath of Kate Spade’s tragic death on June 5th, fans from all over the world took to social media to pay tribute to the designer’s legacy. Shortly after her passing, her husband of 24 years, Andy Spade, released a statement in which he called her “the most beautiful woman in the world,” adding, “She was the kindest person I’ve ever known and my best friend for 35 years. My daughter and I are devastated by her loss, and can’t even begin to fathom life without her. We are deeply heartbroken and miss her already.”

And now, in his first post on social media since her death, Spade paid tribute to his late wife through a message and photograph, reminding us what a special person she was. The photo, posted on July 31st, shows a desert tree covered in Christmas lights. He wrote, “Kate was “born on Christmas Eve, 1962. She loved the Midwest, the desert, and the city.”

He adds, “I was lucky enough to have dear friends let my daughter stay at their home through a difficult time. This tree was standing alone beside the house so we ordered those multicolored, old fashioned lights from Amazon or Target and another dear personal friend gave me a really long extension cord and Bea and I cut a star out of the cardboard box the lights came on and wrapped it in Reynolds wrap like we do every Christmas.”

This is truly a beautiful tribute to the late designer. We’re keeping Andy, Bea, and the rest of Spade’s loved ones in our thoughts.

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