Michael Kors

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Star on Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's


8/9/1959, Long Island, New York City, New York, USA

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  • Michael was born Karl Anderson, Jr. in Long Island, New York on August 9, 1959. Michael attended The Fashion Institute of Technology, where he studied fashion design. At age 19 he began his fashion career designing and merchandising a collection for the boutique Lothar's in New York City. The Michael Kors label was formed in 1981. At Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue with others is where he launched his first women's collection. The company finally launched a full-scale men's collection in January 2002, before it had just been a capsule men's wear line which was launched in 1997. Michael launched in 2004, MICHAEL Michael Kors in over 350 stores nationwide. This collection includes women's and men's ready to wear, accessories (including handbags and small leathergoods), men's tailored clothing, dress shirts, neckwear, and timepieces for men and women. In september 2000, he launched his first signature fragrance for women called "Michael Kors." A men's fragrance wasn't too far behind. Michael Kors serves on the Board of Directors of The Council of Fashion Designers of America, and is an Executive Vice President. Michael has dressed many celebritries including Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Sharon Stone, etc... He has four collection boutiques in New York, Beverly Hills, Americana Manhasset, and South Coast Plaza. Michael has been a judge on the Emmy-nominated reality television program Project Runway, which currently airs on Bravo.moreless

    Birth Name:

    Karl Anderson, Jr.



    Birth Place:

    Long Island, New York City, New York, USA

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    • Michael: If you go into a fitting room to try something on and can't think of more than a few situations when you would actually wear the item, it's not worth the money. Find the less expensive version.

    • Michael Kors: I never wear a belt. And never, ever tuck your shirt into shorts with a belt.

    • Michael Kors: (about Jessica Simpson) Jessica is a great friend and she's kind of a muse. She's the all-American girl but she's got a little edge to her.

    • Michael Kors: I wear the same thing every day. I always pack two black jackets, loads of black T-shirts, loads of white jeans. I feel a little fresh and glamorous and graphic.

    • Michael Kors: (about Project Runway) Fashion people are, by nature, an entertaining lot, so you don't have to work hard to make great television.

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    • In 2007 Michael came out with a home collection.

    • Michael Kors has five collection boutiques in New York, Beverly Hills, Americana Manhasset, South Coast Plaza, and Natick Collection.

    • Derek Lam worked for over 12 years as head designer at Michael Kors, designer Peter Som apprenticed under Kors, and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler interned at Michael Kors.

    • Sewing is something Michael doesn't do.

    • Michael has a very successful fragrance collection with one or two new fragrances hitting stores each year.

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