I was so thrilled to be able to kick off NYFW FW’19 at Kate Spade and witness her legacy live on through Nicola Glass’s creative direction. This one hit a little closer to home than most as Kate is not only another KC native, but a fellow St. Teresa’s Academy sister as well (my high school Alma Mater, loved STA!).

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FiDi’s Cipriani on Broadway was transformed into a retro time machine completed with lilac purple carpet. The collection featured a glamorous 70’s inspired set of bags with outfits to match. Staying true to Kate Spade’s roots, we saw a continuous use of prints! Flirty pinks, bold blues, mustard yellows, jade greens and lilac purples made up a dreamy color palette of various leopard patterns, snakeskin accents and pleated details.

Standout models such as Grace Elizabeth, Faith Lynch and Sasha Pivavorova were featured on this runway. Kate Spade Spring campaign “it girls,” Kiki Layne, Julia Garner and Sadie Sink (from my favorite Netflix series, “Stranger Things”) were in attendance sitting front row (seated right in front of me—cue the fangirling!).

Here’s an inside look from behind the scenes to on the runway!

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