Fashion Designer Michael Kors Celebrates Four Decades Of Its existence
American designer Michael Kors paid tribute to Broadway in his 40th-anniversary show on Tuesday. Kors’ presentation began with the designer greeting fashionistas from Times Square, whereas an avid theatre fan he spoke about the hit Broadway has taken during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For six years, Kors was the first women’s costume designer for the French house Celine, precisely from 1997 to 2003. On January 2, 2019, Michael Kors Holdings Limited officially changed its name to Capri Holdings Limited (NYSE: CPRI). Michael Kors, Jimmy Choo, and Versace are the three founder-led brands under Capri Holdings Limited.
Among the celebrities who have dressed in Kors’ designs are Nicole Kidman, Witherspoon, Lupita Nyong’o, Olivia Wilde, Dakota Johnson, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Lawrence, Taylor Swift, Kate Middleton, Hillary Clinton, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez, Melania Trump, Heidi Klum to name a few.
Michelle Obama the wife of 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, wore a black sleeveless dress from the designer for her first term official portrait as First Lady and later sported Kors again at the 2015 State of the Union address
In January 2014, Forbes reported that Kors reached a personal fortune of over $1 billion. Michael Kors holds a jacket from his Spring collection on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan, 1983
Michael Kors notably posed in front of three female models, showing off his latest collection in his showroom, 1990.
The autumn collection mixed sleek work looks glamorous evening wear. Kors said he had reissued a selection of his brand’s “most iconic looks”, with each piece including a QR code revealing its story.
“This past year, I got time to actually think about the 40-year career, the journey that it has been, the people I’ve met, the places I’ve gone, all of the collections, it’s a lot to process,” Kors told Reuters in an interview.
“But I’m happy – it was one of the rare good things about lockdown that we all, I think, really got a greater sense of appreciation about so many things.”
Kors opened his runway presentation with a white coat over a black shirt and trousers.
“I wanted to talk about, hopefully, if we are optimistic but realistic, that when this collection arrives in the stores starting September, October, November, December, we’re all going to crave going out and getting dressed and kind of strutting our stuff,” Kors said.
“Theatre will reopen and we won’t go to the theatre in just a hoodie. We’re going to get dressed up. When we can get back into our offices and we have a meeting we’re going to want to get dressed up. When New Year’s Eve rolls around next year we’re getting dressed up. So, it’s very much a celebration of big city life, hitting the streets, the theatre.”