2018-06-05

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  • Faith: Other
  • Career: Public Figure
  • Birthday:  December 24, 1962
  • Fun Faith Fact!: Kate Spade New York has more than 140 retail shops and outlet stores across the country.

Katherine Noel Brosnahan, professionally known as Kate Spade and Kate Valentine, was an American fashion designer and businesswoman. She was the namesake and former co-owner of the designer brand Kate Spade New York. In 2006, she sold the last of her shares in the company. In 2016, she and her partners officially launched a new fashion brand called Frances Valentine. In 1996, the Council of Fashion Designers of America awarded Spade "America's New Fashion Talent in Accessories" for her classic designs. In 1998, CFDA once again honored her for "Best Accessory Designer of the Year". Spade married Andy Spade, the brother of actor/comedian David Spade, in 1994. The couple had one child, Frances Beatrix Spade, born in February 2005. Kate Spade died at the age of 55 on June 5th, 2018.


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