Kate Spade died and the world of design lost an icon under the worst possible circumstances this week. Kate Spade, founder of her iconic namesake line of handbags, was found dead in her Park Avenue, New York City apartment. All signs, including a note allegedly left in the apartment, point to a suicide. Her death immediately left the world of fashion and women's apparel reeling.

In the hours and days since she passed, Celebrities and other notable figures have taken to social media to express their condolences. It goes to show just what kind of impact Spade had on the world in such a short period of time.

Celebrities react

Both expected and unexpected celebrities reacted to the sad news on social media. The most notable names to react to Spade's death came from the world of Hollywood and the high-political class. Chelsea Clinton, daughter of one of the country's most famous political couples, discussed a rite of passage for many young American women - the gifting of their first Kate Spade bag.

Not to be outdone, the daughter of the current commander-in-chief, Ivanka Trump, also posted her condolences, imploring those with suicidal thoughts to seek help.

Many of Hollywood's funniest, most empowering women also commented on Spade's untimely death.

Mindy Kaling, best known for her work on "The Office" and "The Mindy Project," took time out of promoting her newest movie, "Ocean's 8," to post about the designer's death.

Lena Dunham of "Girls" fame noted the impact on Spade had on women throughout the country.

Just like Chelsea Clinton and so many others, actress Olivia Munn recalled her personal memories with a brand that shaped women's lifestyle apparel for generations to come.

Even famed singer Josh Groban posted his condolences on Twitter, using Spade's passing as an opportunity to promote the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

David Spade mourns

Perhaps it was not well-known previously, but actor David Spade was Kate Spade's sister-in-law. Unsurprisingly, he had some of the most poignant posts of all on Instagram and Twitter, expressing shock and sadness as the world tries to move on from this sudden loss.

While Kate Spade no longer owned or worked for the brand her name supported, her impact on the world of fashion, and on millions of women around the world, won't soon be forgotten. The outpouring of love from celebrities, friends, family, and fans on social media proves that.