Kate Spade

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Full Name Kate Spade
Age 57 Years Old
Nick Name Kate Spade, Kate Valentine
Gender Female
Famous As Fashion Designer
Birth Date December 24th, 1962
Birth Place Kansas City, Missouri

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An American fashion designer and businesswoman who was the founder and former co-owner of the designer brand Kate Spade New York is named as Kate Spade. In the year 1993, Kate Spade New York was founded by Brosnahan and her husband, Andy Spade. The handbags Spade designed and produced quickly found popularity, owing to their sophistication and affordability, and have been described as a symbol of New York City in the 1990s. She sold a 56-percent stake in her business to Neiman Marcus Group, and in 2006 sold the rest of her shares in the year 1999. Spade and her partners launched a new fashion brand, Frances Valentine in the year 2016. She was a very talented fashion designer.

Kate Spade's niece Rachel Brosnahan is the new face of her label

The niece of the late fashion designer Kate Spade has been named as the new face of her label. Rachel Brosnahan, the star of hit Amazon TV comedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, features in Frances Valentine's new campaign. 

Kate Spade’s husband Andy Spade leaves NYC for West Coast

Andy Spade has moved to the West Coast with their daughter, Frances Beatrix Spade. He’s left their sprawling Park Avenue apartment empty after making the move. Andy originally took Beatrix to stay with friends after his estranged wife took her own life in June, before settling down out West. Kate’s last business, Frances Valentine, was co-founded by Kate, Andy and two others, including Kate’s friend and longtime collaborator Elyce Arons.

What Was The Cause Of Kate's Death?

On 5th June 2018, Kate Spade left this world at the age of 55. She died in New York City, the U.S. The cause of Kate's death was suicide by hanging in her apartment. There was also a suicide note that read "This has nothing to do with you. Don't feel guilty. Ask your dad" which addressed her daughter. 

Early Life, Family, Birthday, Education, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Wikipedia, Bio of Kate Spade

On 24th December 1962, Kate Spade was born with the birth name of Katherine Noel Brosnahan in Kansas City, Missouri, the USA. Her nationality is American. Her ethnicity is White. As of 2018, her age was 55. She was born to June (Mullen) and Earl Francis Brosnahan, her parents. Her parents owned a road-construction company. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn and her religion is Christian. Her other early life background such as siblings, childhood and more will be updated soon. 

Regarding her education, she was graduated from St. Teresa's Academy, an all-girl Catholic high school. She attended the University of Kansas and later she transferred to Arizona State University, where she joined the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and graduated with a journalism degree in 1985.

Height, Weight and Other Body Measurement

Kate was a very beautiful woman with a charming smile and glowing face attracting many people towards her. She has a tall height of 158 cm or 5 ft 2 in. She has a balanced weight and a healthy body. Her other body measurement such as bra size, dress size, shoe size and more will be updated soon.

How Kate Spade Began Her Career?

  • Kate worked in the accessories department at Mademoiselle magazine in the year 1986 by her maiden name, Katy Brosnahan.
  • She left Mademoiselle in 1991, with the title of Senior Fashion Editor/Head of Accessories and later she decided to create her own.
  • Kate and Andy Spade launched the New York-based design company "kate spade handbags" in January 1993.
  • She then made six prototypes with Scotch Tape and paper and found a manufacturer in East New York willing to work with a startup to turn them into actual bags. 
  • Later, the bags, priced in the US$150 to $450 range, quickly became popular, particularly in New York. 
  • The company sold mainly handbags at first, but soon extended to clothing, jewelry, shoes, stationery, eyewear, baby items, fragrances, tabletop, bedding, and gifts. 
  • he Kate Spade brand opened its first boutique, a 400-square-foot (37 m2) shop located in Manhattan's trendy SoHo district, and moved its headquarters into a 10,000-square-foot (930 m2) space in West 25th Street in the year 1996.
  • "Kate Spade at home" was launched as a home collection brand in the year 2004 which featured bedding, bath items, china, wallpaper and various items for the home.
  • She also published three books on the subjects of etiquette, entertainment, and fashion Manners, Occasions, and Style in 2004.
  • In the year 1999, Neiman Marcus Group purchased 56 percent of the Kate Spade brand and the remaining 44 percent in 2006.
  • The company was purchased by Coach, Inc. in May 2017; both Coach and Kate Spade are now part of Tapestry, Inc.
  • In the year 2016, she and her business partners launched a new collection of luxury footwear and handbags under the brand name Frances Valentine.
  • In the year 2016, Spade legally added Valentine to her full name.

Marital Status, Affairs, Children's, Sexual Orientation

Kate was a married woman. She was married to Andy Spade. The couple met each other back in the year 1983 at Arizona State University. The couple is also blessed with a daughter named Frances Beatrix Spade in February 2005. Her sexual orientation was Straight. 

Who is Andy Spade?

Andy Spade is an entrepreneur. 

Net Worth, Salary and Source of Income

The net worth of this famous fashion designer was $150 Million at the time of her death. The exact salary of Kate has not been revealed yet but there is no doubt in the mind of her follower that she was earning a considerable amount of salary from her work. Her major source of earning was from her fashion designer career.