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You know actress Rachel Brosnahan for her stylish role in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel . Perhaps less well known is the fact that Brosnahan has a good taste in the blood. She is the niece of designer Kate Spade, who tragically committed suicide last summer.
The family was an important part of Spade's business. In 2016, she and her husband Andy Spade and their best friend Elyce Arons founded an accessory label called Frances Valentine. After her death, the two decided that Brosnahan should be an appropriate face for the brand's Spring 2019 campaign.
"After Katy's death, my family and I were so overwhelmed and encouraged by the love and support we got from them that were touched by Katy's work, many of whom were strangers from around the world," Brosnahan said in an interview with the magazine People People . "If you lose someone you love, you're looking for unlimited ways to keep his memory alive. This [campaign] felt like a way to do this through her beautiful creations, and an opportunity to share them with all those for whom her work meant so much.
Spade would probably have appreciated the lush costumes attached to Brosnahan [19459018trägt] wife. Maisel so much that Spade and Arons called a Frances Valentine purse by the nickname of their character "Midge". You can see all the colorful accessories of the campaign here.