About Michael Kors

Last Update: April, 2017

Michael Kors was born in New York City on August 9, 1959. He is a famous American fashion designer. In 1981 he created his brand of clothing of the same name, selling his products in the Bergdorf Goodman stores of the Big Apple (New York). In 1997, he signed with the french house Celine, a contract that allowed him to continue working with his own women fashion.

Kors grew up in Merrik, New York and graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in Baltimore, New York. Kors's mother is Jewish and her father is of Swedish descent. Kors married his partner, Lance LePere on August 16, 2011.

In 1977 he started working in a boutique in front of Bergdorf Goodman on 57th Street, where shortly after that, Dawn Mello, the fashion director in Bergdorf, discovered Kors and asked if he would like to show his clothing line to buyers Of Bergforf Goodman, from that moment his collection arose. In 1981, Kors launched his Michael Kors fashion line in Bloomingdale's, Bergdorf Goodman, Lord & Taylor, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fith Avenue.

His work has been rewarded on several occasions. For example, in 1983, he received the DuPont's first American Original Award and in 1997, he was awarded the CFDA - the 'Oscar' of fashion - as 'Designer of the Year'. In 2001, it returned to pick up this award, although in this occasion like 'Designer of Complements of the Year'.

Michael Kors has been able to combine as a designer the "American practice with European glamour". That is, as he himself has confessed, his goal is to combine the 'comfort' of USA. With the luxury of Europe. Among her clients are well-known personalities and faces from showbiz such as Aerin Lauder, Sigourney Weaver, Julianne Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow, Daniela Kuntz and Ivelina Stefanova.