Michael Kors

Fashion Designer
Born Aug 9, 1959

Michael Kors is an American fashion designer. He is best known for designing classic American sportswear for women.

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1959 Birth Born on August 9, 1959.


1977 17 Years Old In 1977, he enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. … Read More


1981 21 Years Old In 1981, Kors launched the Michael Kors womenswear line at Bloomingdale's, Bergdorf Goodman, Lord & Taylor, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue.


1990 30 Years Old In 1990, the company launched KORS Michael Kors. … Read More
1997 37 Years Old He managed to get back on his feet by 1997 and launched a lower priced line and at the same time was named the first women’s ready-to-wear designer for French house Celine. … Read More


2002 42 Years Old Kors launched his menswear line in 2002.
2004 44 Years Old The MICHAEL Michael Kors and KORS Michael Kors lines were launched in 2004, joining the original Michael Kors Collection label. … Read More
2009 49 Years Old In January 2009, the estate of the artist-designer Tony Duquette sued Kors for trademark infringement after Kors allegedly used Duquette's name and images in promoting Kors' 2009 resortwear collection.


2011 51 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Kors married his partner, Lance Le Pere, on August 16, 2011 in Southampton, New York. … Read More
2012 52 Years Old Kors was a judge on the Emmy-nominated reality television program Project Runway, which aired on Bravo for five seasons; subsequent seasons aired on Lifetime. On December 18, 2012, it was announced that Kors would be leaving Project Runway, to be replaced by fellow designer Zac Posen.
…  One of his gowns was worn by Alicia Keys for her performance at Barack Obama's inaugural ball on January 21, 2013. … Read More
2014 54 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2014, Forbes reported that Kors now has a personal fortune in excess of $1billion, making him the latest fashion industry billionaire. … Read More
2015 55 Years Old 1 More Event
Michelle 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.
2016 56 Years Old As of the end of the first fiscal quarter in 2016, Kors has over 770 Lifestyle stores around the world.
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