Kate Spade dead at 55! I am utterly shocked.
Kate was born Katherine Noel Brosnahan, but was known professionally as Kate Spade, she was an American fashion designer and businesswoman. She was the namesake and former co-owner of the designer brand Kate Spade New York. She and Andy Spade founded the Kate Spade New York in 1993 brand together. She sold 56% of the company to Neiman Marcus Group in 1999, and the rest of the company in 2006. In 2016, she and her partners launched a new fashion brand called Frances Valentine, she also went by the name Kate Valentine.
December 24, 1962 – June 5, 2018)