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.
Michael was one of three nominees for the Accessories Designer of the Year Award by the CFDA in 2001, 2005, and 2006.
In 1999, Michael received the New York Award from New York Magazine in the Fashion Category.
In 2001, Michael Kors began designing accessories under his collection label.
In fall 2004, Michael Kors launched the MICHAEL Michael Kors label as well as the KORS Michael Kors label.
Michael Kors received the first American Original Award in 1983.
In 1981, the Michael Kors label was formed. He started by designing clothes for women.
As of 2006, Michael Kors resides in New York City.
In July 1996, Michael Kors was named by Vogue magazine as one of the most influential designers of the decade.
Michael Kors received the Elle/Cadillac Fashion Award for Excellence in 1995.
Michael's mother is Joan Krystosek Kors. She was a Revlon model.
Michael Kors serves as an Executive Vice President of The Council of Fashion Designers of America.
Michael is half Jewish. His mother is Jewish, and Michael has had his Bar Mitzvah.
Michael attended The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, where he studied fashion design.
Michael Kors is an openly gay designer and is an active supporter of gay rights.
Michael Kors began his career designing a collection for the boutique Lothar's in New York City.
Michael Kors began his career in fashion at the age of 19.
Some of his influences are Halston, and Coco Chanel.
Rene Russo wore Michael Kors in The Thomas Crown Affair.
Celebrities who have worn Michael Kors' clothes include Jennifer Lopez, Charlize Theron, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sharon Stone, Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Bosworth, Usher, Heidi Klum, Liv Tyler, Jessica Simpson, etc…
He got the CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year award in 2003.
He recieved the CFDA Award for Womenswear Designer of the Year in june 1999.
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.
Michael Kors: Many Americans just think of fashion as...well, body covering. Shopping. Same thing as lunch.
Michael Kors: There's still this puritanical thing in the back of a lot of Americans' minds. You're not even supposed to admit that you like fashion, let alone are willing to play with it and indulge in it.
Michael Kors: The biggest element is confidence. Americans are always a little bit insecure.
Michael Kors: When I was growing up, I had a fascination with things French. I was 12, and I was dreaming of going to Paris.
Michael Kors: Michael clothes are clothes we live in every day.
Michael Kors: Clothes are like a good meal, a good movie, great pieces of music.
Michael Kors: We've got to sell some fantasy. A little escapism never hurt anyone.
Michael Kors: If I ever get stumped, I just think about the women I know and what's missing from their wardrobes and try to come up with a solution.
Michael Kors (on the woman he designs for): She is a woman of any age, any nationality, and who is fashion-conscious without being a fashion victim.
Michael Kors: I am the oldest young designer in New York City.