The Life of Kate Spade

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In History
  • Birthday

    Birthday
    Kate Spade was born in Kansas City, Missouri on December 24, 1962.
  • Graduation

    Graduation
    Kate graduatio from Arizona State University in 1985
  • Kates First Fashion Job.

    Kates First Fashion Job.
    In 1986, Spade worked in the accessories department of Mademoiselle in Manhattan, where she was credited in the magazine's masthead
  • Kate leaves Mademoiselle with the title of Senior fasion editor/ head of accessories

    Kate leaves Mademoiselle with the title of Senior fasion editor/ head of accessories
    She left Mademoiselle in 1991, with the title of senior fashion editor/head of accessories
  • Kate Spade launches her handbags with Andy Spade.

    Kate Spade launches her handbags with Andy Spade.
    In 1993 she and her boyfriend, now husband, Andy Spade launched kate spade handbags
  • Kate Spade and Joel Franklin Launch their New York-based design company

    Kate Spade and Joel Franklin Launch their New York-based design company
    Kate Spade and Joel Franklin launched their New York-based design company "kate spade handbags" in January 1993
  • Tieing the knot

    Tieing the knot
    Kate Spade married Andy Spade in 1994.
  • America's New Fashion Talent in Accessories

    America's New Fashion Talent in Accessories
    In 1996 the Council of Fashion Designers of America awarded Kate "America's New Fashion Talent in Accessories" for her classic designs.
  • First store opening

    First store opening
    In 1996, Kate Spade opened its first shop in New York City's SoHo.
  • Hewitt Museum

    Hewitt Museum
    in 1999, kate was honored when her handbags were exhibited at the cooper hewitt museum for the first national design triennial, celebrating american design excellence.
  • Kate Spade at home

    Kate Spade at home
    In 2004, "kate spade at home" was launched as a home collection brand
  • More Awards

    More Awards
    Kate Spade's home collection won her three design awards in 2004, including, House Beautiful's "Giants of Design Award for Tastemaker", Bon Appetit's "American Food and Entertaining Award for Designer of the Year", and Elle Decor's "Elle Decor International Design Award for Bedding".
  • First books

    First books
    In 2004, Kate Spade shared her personal style and philosophies in her three books: Manners, Occasions, and Style.
  • Going International

    Going International
    In 2004, the Kate Spade brand went international, opening a store in Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Birth of first child

    Birth of first child
    Kate gave birth to her first and only child, Frances Beatrix Spade on 2005.