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Upcoming Kate Spade biography sets nerves on edge

Top fashion critic Vanessa Friedman is penning a biography of tragic designer Kate Spade for Random House, Page Six has exclusively learned. But we’re told that — a little more than a year after Spade’s suicide — still-raw nerves and concern for her family are making the project a challenge. Insiders say that Kate’s widower, Andy Spade — who has a good relationship with the New York Times’ fashion director and chief fashion critic — is aware of the project, but he’s anxious about its progress. We’re told that Andy has already made some attempts to influence the book, but it’s not clear exactly how. The Spades have a 14-year-old daughter, Frances Beatrix (known as Bea). Andy — who had been separated from Kate f ...