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Style Everything to Know About Designer Kate Spade

21:30  07 june  2018
21:30  07 june  2018 Source:   cosmopolitan.com

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Kate Spade , an influential fashion designer based in New York, was known for her colorful, classic, and cheerful designs . On June 5, 2018, at age 55, she was found dead of apparent suicide in her Manhattan apartment. Scroll on to learn more about her life, her family, and her career.

Kate Spade , an influential fashion designer based in New York, was known for her colorful, classic, and cheerful designs . On June 5, 2018, at age 55, she was found dead of apparent suicide in her Manhattan apartment. Scroll on to learn more about her life, her family, and her career.

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Kate Spade, an influential fashion designer based in New York, was known for her colorful, classic, and cheerful designs. On June 5, 2018, at age 55, she was found dead of apparent suicide in her Manhattan apartment. Scroll on to learn more about her life, her family, and her career.

1. Her maiden name was Brosnahan.

She was born Katherine Noel Brosnahan on December 24, 1962, in Kansas City, Missouri. Rachel Brosnahan, who plays Mrs. Maisel in Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, is her neice.

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Kate Spade , an influential fashion designer based in New York, was known for her colorful, classic, and cheerful designs . On June 5, 2018, at age 55, she was found dead of apparent suicide in her Manhattan apartment. Scroll on to learn more about her life, her family, and her career.

Kate Spade , an influential fashion designer based in New York, was known for her colorful, classic, and cheerful designs . On June 5, 2018, at age 55, she was found dead of apparent suicide in her Manhattan apartment. Scroll on to learn more about her life, her family, and her career.

2. She got her start in magazines.

Brosnahan graduated from Arizona State University with a journalism degree in 1985 and quickly moved to New York, where she got a job in the accessories department at Mademoiselle magazine. In 1991, she left the publication. By that time, she had risen to the title of senior fashion editor and head of accessories.

a person wearing a suit and tie: Kate Spade with her husband, Andy, in 2017. © Getty Images Kate Spade with her husband, Andy, in 2017.

3. She married Andy Spade in 1994.

The two met while working a men's clothing store in Phoenix, Arizona. Andy Spade, an advertising executive, is actor David Spade's brother.

a group of people posing for the camera: Kate with husband Andy, and his brother, actor David Spade, in 2001. © Getty Images Kate with husband Andy, and his brother, actor David Spade, in 2001.

4. Her clothing company originally just made accessories.

In 1993, two years after leaving Mademoiselle, she started a design company called Kate Spade Handbags, which initially just sold bags and later expanded to jewelry, shoes, clothing, stationery, eyewear, fragrances, home decor, dinnerware, and more.

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Kate Spade , an influential fashion designer based in New York, was known for her colorful, classic, and cheerful designs . On June 5, 2018, at age 55, she was found dead of apparent suicide in her Manhattan © Theo Wargo - Getty Images Everything to Know About Designer Kate Spade .

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5. In 2006, she left her namesake company.

She sold her remaining stock in Kate Spade New York to Neiman Marcus, who already had a majority share in the label, and used the free time to raise her daughter, Frances, now 13.

a close up of a bag: A Kate Spade handbag. © Getty Images A Kate Spade handbag.

6. Ten years later, she started a new brand, Frances Valentine.

The label focused on luxury shoes and, once again, handbags.

7. Coach, Inc acquired Kate Spade for $2.4 billion dollars in 2017.

Kate Spade, an influential fashion designer based in New York, was known for her colorful, classic, and cheerful designs. On June 5, 2018, at age 55, she was found dead of apparent suicide in her Manhattan apartment.: Everything to Know About Designer Kate Spade © Theo Wargo - Getty Images Everything to Know About Designer Kate Spade

In May 2017, Coach,also known as Tapestry (a luxury group that also houses Stuart Weitzman), bought Kate Spade New York, which had been sold to Liz Claiborne Inc., later called Fifth & Pacific,in 2006. Brosnahan didn't see any of that money, having been bought out a decade prior.

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If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Kate Spade's funeral to be held in birthplace of Kansas City .
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