Celebrities react to Kate Spade's death at 55

The fashion world was rocked Tuesday when it was revealed that Kate Spade, the designer behind one of the most influential brands in America, passed away at age 55. She was reportedly found dead in her New York City apartment by suicide. 

The sad news leaves the industry and Kate Spade fans in mourning, with many taking to Twitter to share the influence Spade has had on both the trade and their personal styles. 

Fashion designer Liz Lange talked about how Spade was "the nicest woman" and acted as her advisor as she took her start in the industry with her maternity brand. Chelsea Clinton, like all of us, recalled her first Kate Spade bag, given to her by her grandmother.

Ivanka Trump also tweeted about her tragic death and linked out a number for those who are struggling with mental health to give a call.

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My grandmother gave me my first Kate Spade bag when I was in college. I still have it. Holding Kate’s family, frien… https://t.co/GZaUzTVkCF
The CFDA is devastated to hear the news of our friend, colleague, and CFDA member Kate Spade’s tragic passing. – D… https://t.co/kReGp7rIAS
Kate. 😢 You never know what someone is going through. Please call 24/7 Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255 ❤️ #katespade
Depression does not discriminate and comes without warning. RIP Kate Spade. Love to her family. National Suicide… https://t.co/IwEmNxaPbk
@DavidSpade - all my love to u dave -
The nicest woman, the first person to compliment me on Liz Lange Maternity when I first started. And the creator of… https://t.co/hmUG1yDVol
Kate Spade & her brand have always been so kind to me the past couple years & I’m crushed to hear about her passing… https://t.co/NYxrYavxt1
Kate Spade’s tragic passing is a painful reminder that we never truly know another’s pain or the burden they carry.… https://t.co/thqy9nbXeU
Very saddened to hear about the passing of Kate Spade. Mental illness does not discriminate and can happen to anyon… https://t.co/1LnxI9hmdy
I loved @katespadeny’s beautiful and whimsical fashions. So sad. Prayers to her family.
Kate Spade was more than a designer. She had a quirky visual language that captivated Bat Mitzvah girls and artists… https://t.co/1ohSdnJU3W
Beyond. https://t.co/NfivxhVbUb
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Steven Kolb, the president of The Council of Fashion Designers of America, remembered the impact Spade has had on the industry while others such as Rosie O'Donnell reached out to the designer's brother-in-law, actor David Spade. 

Spade began her iconic brand in 1993 with husband Andy Spade. She leaves behind a 13-year-old daughter, Francis. 

If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.

Related: See the late designer through the years 

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Kate Spade during The 2001 VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards - Arrivals at The Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Kate Spade during The Fresh Air Fund Salutes American Heroes at Tavern on the Green in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Designer Kate Spade arriving at the 2002 Ace Awards presented by The Accessories Council at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. November 5, 2002. Photo by Evan Agostini/ImageDirect.
Kate Spade during The Concert for New York City - After Party at Hudson Hotel in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Kate Spade during 13th Annual Glamour Magazine's Women of the Year Awards - Arrivals at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
Kate Spade with husband and brother-in-law David Spade at the 20th Annual American Fashion Awards at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City. 06/14/2001. Photo: Evan Agostini/ImageDirect
Kate Spade during 17th Annual CFDA Awards at JP Morgan Atrium in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Designer Kate Spade is photographed at her offices. (Photo by David Howells/Corbis via Getty Images)
Kate Spade and Andy Spade during Costume Institute Benefit Dance: 'Party of the Year' - Arrivals at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
Kate Spade during 14th Annual GLAMOUR Women of the Year Awards - Red Carpet at American Museum of Natural History in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
Kate Spade (Photo by Carley Margolis/FilmMagic)
Kate Spade during CFDA 7th on Sale Kick-Off - Red Carpet and Inside at Sky Light Studios in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/WireImage for LaForce and Stevens)
NEW YORK - JUNE 7: Designer Kate Spade attends the '2004 CFDA Fashion Awards' at the New York Public Library June 7, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Kate Spade, Andy Spade and Ruth Lande Shuman, founder/president of Publicolor (Photo by Carley Margolis/FilmMagic)
David Spade and Kate Spade during Photographer's Gallery Presents Slim Aarons Curated by Kate Spade at Fred Segal Cafe in West Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Chris Weeks/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - APRIL 30: Kate Spade and Andy Spade attend PARSONS The NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN 59TH ANNUAL BENEFIT and FASHION SHOW Honoring SUSAN D. KRONICK, Vice Chairman, Federated Department Stores, Inc. at Grand Hyatt on April 30, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by JIMI CELESTE/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Kate Spade attends the 2015 Basser Center For BRCA Benefit at Cipriani Wall Street on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Kate Spade speaks on stage at Build Series Presents Kate Spade and Andy Spade Discussing Their Latest Project Frances Valentine at Build Studio on April 28, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/WireImage)
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