Michael Kors

No other fashion designer perfected the concept of chic yet luxurious American sportswear quite like Michael Kors. Since launching his eponymous collection in 1981, Kors' designs were worn by anyone who knew a thing or ... Read more »
Born: 08/08/1959 in Long Island, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (12)

Stylemaker: Michael Kors 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Interviewee

Oprah's Favorite Things 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

20/20 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Project Runway: All-Star Challenge 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Fashion Rocks 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Gossip Girl 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Great Things About the Holidays 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Project Runway 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Golden Hanger Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 18th Annual American Fashion Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor
Wardrobe, Hair & Makeup (2)

Secrets of the National Enquirer 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Wardrobe

On Seventh Avenue (TV Show)

Wardrobe
Other (1)

Desperate Hours 1990 (Movie)

assistance (Assistant)

Biography

No other fashion designer perfected the concept of chic yet luxurious American sportswear quite like Michael Kors. Since launching his eponymous collection in 1981, Kors' designs were worn by anyone who knew a thing or two about fashion - from Park Avenue princesses to West Coast trendsetters. While Kors built his reputation by making clothes for the moneyed set, he expanded his brand by designing elegant yet affordable pieces for the masses, and launching a full range of menswear, women's accessories, and fragrances. Kors further expanded his sartorial influence as a judge on the popular reality show "Project Runway" (Bravo, 2004-08; Lifetime, 2008- ), where he dished out constructive fashion advice and memorable zingers to the show's contestants, and solidified his standing as one of the world's most influential and successful fashion authorities.

Relationships

Karl Anderson

Father

Joan Hamburger

Mother

Lance LePere

Husband
Married his longtime partner in Southampton, NY on Aug. 16, 2011

EDUCATION

John F. Kennedy High School

Bellmore , New York

Fashion Institute of Technology

New York , New York

Milestones

2004

Launched Michael By Michael Kors

2004

Became a regular Judge on Bravo’s hit reality series "Project Runway"; show began airing on Lifetime in 2009

2002

Launched his menswear line

1997

Was the designer and creative director for the French fashion house Celine

1981

Launched the Michael Kors womenswear line, which sold at Bloomingdales, Bergdorf Goodman, Lord & Taylor, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue

Began designing and merchandising a collection for the famed local boutique, Lothar’s

Launched his lower-priced collection, KORS Michael Kors in the early 1990s

Bonus Trivia

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He changed his name to Michael David Kors at the age of five, when his mother remarried.

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Kors earned numerous accolades including the prestigious CFDA Award for Womenswear Designer of the Year in 1999.

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The CFDA recognized Kors contribution to fashion once again in 2003 with the Menswear Designer of the Year award.

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