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Award winning The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan honors her aunt's Kate Spade heritage in a special way.
The actress was recently named the new face of late designer's fashion brand Frances Valentine, named after her 1
"When Elyce asked, it just seemed the most natural," Brosnahan said. "I think when you lose a person you love a lot, you spend a lot of time trying to think about how to keep your spirit alive, how they can live on you, and it's through memories, but Also in Katy's case there is so much of her and it was an opportunity for us to celebrate her life and her heritage and how much she meant not only to us but to so many other people and the influence she has had on the fashion industry "was a really special experience, and the collection is just beautiful." "The bags are just amazing," she said. "They are bright and colorful and have beautiful characters, and I know that Kate had always spoken of being inspired by my grandmother June her mother ripped things right out of her closet and I have that kind of spirit still It is also great to see the special parts of our family that are reflected through these collections and those before. "
Spade was found dead by suicide in 55 years of June last year. Brosnahan pays tribute to her on Instagram after she's gone.
"She had a light that words cannot intercept, but touched everyone she came into contact with," she wrote. "She was extremely friendly, beautifully sensitive, insane talented, fun and fun, and one of the most generous people I have ever known. She was rushing. Hug your loved ones extra hard today."
On Today, Brosnahan called his aunt "one of the most beautiful and generous people I have ever had the privilege of knowing."
"We were so touched, I think hearing in the wake of this unthinkable tragedy that we all experienced how many other people had been touched either by her personally, by her work, by her design , "Brosnahan said. "It was something that really meant a lot to us and still does."