Fashion Designers: Michael Kors
by findingDulcinea Staff
Long Island’s designing favorite son, Michael Kors, has stayed true to his roots. Educated at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, he was designing for elite Manhattan boutique Lothar’s at the young age of 19. He launched his own lines for upscale department stores Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue in 1981. His characteristically simple, clean lines earned him recognition by Vogue magazine as part of “the New Establishment” of American fashion in 1996.
By the 1990s, Michael Kors had become a favorite of the international fashion media. His minimalist style expressed the fashion ethic of the time. Supermodels, including Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell, walked the runways in Kors’s designs during the Spring 1992 Fashion Week.