#14323 Overall Influence

Kate Spade

American fashion designer

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Katherine Noel Valentine Brosnahan Spade was an American fashion designer and entrepreneur. She was the founder and former co-owner of the designer brand Kate Spade New York.Early life Spade was born Katherine Noel Brosnahan in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of June and Francis Brosnahan, who owned a road-construction company. She was of mostly Irish descent. After graduating from St. Teresa's Academy, an all-female Catholic high school, Spade attended the University of Kansas. She later transferred to Arizona State University. She joined the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and graduated with a journalism degree in 1985, thinking she would go into television production. While in college, she worked in sales at Carter's Men Shop, a men's clothing store in Phoenix. It was there where she met co-worker Andy Spade, who later became her husband and business partner.

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University of Kansas

Public research university in Kansas, United States

Arizona State University

Public university located in the Phoenix metropolitan area, Arizona, United States

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#501 World Rank
Business