Kate Spade vs Michael Kors

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Fashion designer
Net worth 2018
$1 Billion
Fashion Designers
Industry
Retail
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Residence
United States
Country
United States
24/12/1962
BirthDay
09/08/1959
Arizona State University (1985), Notre Dame de Sion School, Kansas City, University of Kansas, St. Teresa's Academy
Education
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2016

In 2016, Spades along with their long-time friends, Elyce Arons and shoe designer Paola Venturi, launched a new brand called Frances Valentine, a collection of luxury footwear and handbags

2014

In February 2014, Fifth & Pacific changed its name to Kate Spade & Company

2010

Eventually, she moved its headquarters into a 10,000-square-foot space in West 25th Street

2006

In 2006, Spade sold the remaining 44% of her stake to Neiman Marcus Group and took time off to raise her son

2004

Alongside her fashion chain, in 2004, Spade came up with three books in which she shared her personal style and philosophies

1999

In 1999, Neiman Marcus Group purchased 56% stake in the Kate Spate brand

1996

In 1996, with increasing demand, ‘Kate Spade Handbags’ was born in a plush area in Manhattan's trendy SoHo district

1991

With an earnest desire to start up an entrepreneurship to give her creative energies a new direction, Spade left Mademoiselle in 1991

1986

In 1986, Kate Spade found work in the accessories department of Mademoiselle in Manhattan

1985

Thereafter, she attended the University of Kansas for some time and then transferred to Arizona State University, from where she graduated with a degree in journalism, in 1985

1962

Kate Spade was born as Katherine Noel Brosnahan on December 24, 1962 in Kansas City, Missouri

2016

Kate Hudson and Olivia Wilde both wore gowns by the designer to the 2016 Golden Globes, and Emily Blunt, nominated for her role in Into The Woods, wore a white custom gown by the designer in 2015

2015

Michelle Obama wore a black sleeveless dress from the designer for her first term official portrait as First Lady and later sported Kors again at the 2015 State of the Union address

2014

In January 2014, Forbes reported that Kors reached a personal fortune in excess of $1 billion

2013

In July 2013, he became the second luxury brand, after Tiffany & Co, to sue Costco for falsely claiming in advertisements that they sold his product

2012

On December 18, 2012, it was announced that Kors would be leaving Project Runway, to be replaced by fellow designer Zac Posen

2011

Kors married his partner, Lance Le Pere, on August 16, 2011, in Southampton, New York

2009

In January 2009, the estate of the artist-designer Tony Duquette sued Kors for trademark infringement after Kors allegedly used Duquette's name and images in promoting Kors' 2009 resortwear collection

2004

The MICHAEL Michael Kors line was launched in 2004, joining the original Michael Kors Collection label

2003

Kors left Celine in October 2003 to concentrate on his own brand

1999

1999 CFDA award for womenswear designer of the yearMichael David Kors (born Karl Anderson Jr

1997

He managed to get back on his feet by 1997 and launched a lower priced line and at the same time was named the first women’s ready-to-wear designer for French house Celine

1993

A Chapter 11 filing in 1993, caused by the closure of the licensing partner for KORS Michael Kors, forced him to put the KORS line on hold

1990

In 1990, the company launched KORS Michael Kors as a licensee

1981

In 1981, Kors launched his Michael Kors women's label at Bergdorf Goodman

1977

In 1977, he enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City

1959

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1957

However, he dropped out after only nine months and took a job at a boutique called Lothar's across from Bergdorf Goodman on 57th Street in Midtown Manhattan, where he started as a salesperson and went on to become both the designer and visual display head for the store