Michael Kors
American fashion designer
Michael Kors
Michael Kors is an American fashion designer. He is best known for designing classic American sportswear for women.
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Women’s Fashion Shows: Thom Browne, Michael Kors, Delpozo
NYTimes - 7 days
A photo diary of the fall/winter 2017 collections that were presented in New York on Wednesday.
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Michael Kors expresses sensual strength for fall
Reuters.com - 7 days
The New York based designer mixes tailored with fludity for his latest collection. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
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Michael Kors investe em qualidade para combater estratégia de descontos
Wall Street Journal - 15 days
A varejista de itens de luxo Michael Kors, afetada pelas promoções no setor de moda nos Estados Unidos, que reduziram suas vendas e lucro, informou que melhorou a qualidade de suas bolsas e acessórios em uma tentativa de vender mais produtos pelo preço cheio.
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Centene and Emerson Electric Rise While Michael Kors Drops
ABC News - 16 days
Centene and Emerson Electric climb in U.S. trading, while Michael Kors Holdings and General Motors slip
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Michael Kors enlists Joan Smalls, Taylor Hill and Romee Strijd for spring campaigns
Yahoo News - about 1 month
For his Spring 2017 advertising campaigns, the American fashion designer Michael Kors has recruited a trio of top models -- Joan Smalls, Taylor Hill and Romee Strijd -- it was announced on January 15.
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The Best Looks From The 2017 Golden Globes Red Carpet
Huffington Post - about 2 months
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El plan de Coach para dominar el lujo asequible
Wall Street Journal - about 2 months
Para recuperar la cuota de mercado que perdió ante Michael Kors, ha cerrado un tercio de sus tiendas que no ofrecen descuentos en Norteamérica, se retiró de 250 tiendas por departamento y redujo los descuentos en internet como parte de un esfuerzo para disminuir las promociones.
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Coach Designs Strategy to Stop Getting Beaten at Its Own Game
Wall Street Journal - 2 months
Coach, a pioneer of luxury at affordable prices, has in recent years been outpaced by rivals such as Michael Kors. But the handbag maker has hired a new executive creative director, closed some stores and cut back on discounts—and it is starting to pay off.
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How Michael Kors Beat Coach at Its Own Game
Wall Street Journal - 2 months
Coach, the pioneer of selling luxury handbags at affordable prices, has been beaten at its own game by Michael Kors. WSJ's Suzanne Kapner and Lunch Break's Tanya Rivero discuss Coach's strategy to evolve: shrink and go upscale. Photo: Zuma Press
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Walmart kicks off its Cyber Week sale today
Yahoo News - 3 months
It’s Black Friday, folks, but Walmart is going cyber. Cyber Week that is, as the retailer looks set to offer you a variety of great deals that extend well beyond Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Walmart said a few days ago that it would have more than 23 million products to sell online this year, a massive increase from last year’s catalog of 8 million products. Thousands of these products will be included in Walmart’s Cyber Week online specials, and it all starts today. DEAL ALERT: The best Black Friday sale of the year is happening right now! Before you ask, we’ll tell you Walmart is offering free shipping on orders of $50 or more, and free pickup at Walmart stores. Walmart can’t yet beat Amazon’s Prime perks, but at least its membership is cheaper than its biggest rival. We have already shown you some of the best Walmart Black Friday tech deals, so let’s check out some of the Cyber Week sales coming your way beginning right now: Black Friday sales Samsung 60" 1080p HD Smart LED TV for ...
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Michael Kors unveils Singapore-themed accessories to mark new flagship store
Yahoo News - 3 months
Michael Kors is making his mark on Asia with a new flagship store in Singapore's Mandarin Gallery, and a new accessories collection to match. The store holds the dual honor of being the US fashion brand's largest in Southeast Asia, as well as the first freestanding store in the region to carry the label's menswear collection.
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Is Singles Day going global?
Yahoo News - 3 months
China's annual shopping frenzy has arrived, and that can only mean one thing: it's 'Singles Day'. This year department stores including Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus, as well as brands including Lancome, Michael Kors, Estee Lauder and others, are teaming up with the shopping platform Dealmoon.com to tempt shoppers with deals and discounts.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Michael Kors
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 56
    As of the end of the first fiscal quarter in 2016, Kors has over 770 Lifestyle stores around the world.
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  • 2015
    Age 55
    In 2015, Kors was named a Global Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nations World Food Programme.
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    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.
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  • 2014
    Age 54
    Kors was named to Out magazine’s 2014 Power 50 List.
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    In January 2014, Forbes reported that Kors now has a personal fortune in excess of $1billion, making him the latest fashion industry billionaire.
    More Details Hide Details Michael Kors Holdings had already “minted two billionaires”: Silas Chou and Lawrence Stroll.
  • 2013
    Age 53
    In July 2013, he became the second luxury brand, after Tiffany & Co, to sue Costco for falsely claiming in advertisements that they sold his product.
    More Details Hide Details Kors was referenced in the film The Devil Wears Prada by Meryl Streep's character, Miranda Priestly. In the scene, Priestly sweeps into her office and gives a list of instructions to her personal assistant (Emily Blunt). Priestly says, "RSVP 'yes' to Michael Kors' party and I want the driver to drop me off at 9:30 and pick me up at 9:45 sharp". Kors is also mentioned in Big Sean's song "Dance" by Nicki Minaj. Drake also mentions Michael Kors in his song "From Time", and rapper Pusha T in his song "Numbers on the Boards". Additionally, Kors guest starred as himself in a Fashion Week themed episode of the hit teen show Gossip Girl; the same show that repeatedly showcases several pieces from his collections.
    In 2013, Kors presented Hillary Rodham Clinton with the first-ever Michael Kors Award for Outstanding Community service.
    More Details Hide Details In 2012, Kors was honored with the Golden Heart Lifetime Achievement Award by God's Love We Deliver, a non-profit organization that distributes fresh meals to people living with HIV/AIDS and other diagnoses, which he has been involved with for over 20 years. In 2010, Kors received the Oliver R. Grace Award for Distinguished Service in Advancing Cancer Research, an annual honor bestowed by the Cancer Research Institute, a U.S. nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing immune system-based treatments for cancer. In 2010, Kors was the youngest recipient ever of the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and received the Fragrance Foundation’s FiFi Award for Lifetime Achievement.
    Kors was honored by The Couture Council of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) with the 2013 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion.
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    In 2013, Kors was selected for The Time 100, the magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
    More Details Hide Details He also made the New York Observer's list of the 100 Most Influential New Yorkers, under the fashion category.
    One of his gowns was worn by Alicia Keys for her performance at Barack Obama's inaugural ball on January 21, 2013.
    More Details Hide Details The ad campaigns for Kors, shot by Mario Testino, often reflect the jet-set sportswear that his fans like. Previous campaigns include the model Carmen Kass on a safari in Africa and relaxing on a yacht. More recent campaigns feature models Karmen Pedaru and Natasha Poly living the jet set lifestyle.
  • 2012
    Age 52
    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.
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  • 2011
    Age 51
    The year 2011 marked the 30th anniversary of Kors' business.
    More Details Hide Details Among the celebrities who have worn Kors' designs are Olivia Wilde, Dakota Johnson, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Lawrence, Taylor Swift, Kate Middleton, Lily Aldridge, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez, Rachel McAdams, Elissa, Heidi Klum, and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
    Kors married his partner, Lance Le Pere, on August 16, 2011 in Southampton, New York.
    More Details Hide Details Kors' affinity for fashion started when he was very young. His mother thought it might have had to something to do with the fact that he was exposed to the apparel industry through her modeling career. Michael, at the age of five, even redesigned his mother's wedding dress for her second marriage. As a teen, Kors began designing clothes and selling them out of his parents' basement, which he renamed the Iron Butterfly. Kors also took acting lessons when he was young, but stopped when he was 14 when he decided to focus on becoming a fashion designer.
  • FORTIES
  • 2009
    Age 49
    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.
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  • 2004
    Age 44
    The MICHAEL Michael Kors and KORS Michael Kors lines were launched in 2004, joining the original Michael Kors Collection label.
    More Details Hide Details The MICHAEL Michael Kors line includes women's handbags and shoes as well as women's ready-to-wear apparel. Currently, Kors has Collection boutiques in New York, Beverly Hills, Palm Beach and Chicago.
  • 2002
    Age 42
    Kors launched his menswear line in 2002.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1997
    Age 37
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In his tenure at Celine, Kors turned the fashion house around with successful accessories and a critically acclaimed ready-to-wear line. Kors left Celine in October 2003 to concentrate on his own brand.
  • 1990
    Age 30
    In 1990, the company launched KORS Michael Kors.
    More Details Hide Details A bankruptcy in 1993 forced him to discontinue the KORS line for a time.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1981
    Age 21
    In 1981, Kors launched the Michael Kors womenswear line at Bloomingdale's, Bergdorf Goodman, Lord & Taylor, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1977
    Age 17
    In 1977, he enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.
    More Details Hide Details However, he dropped out after only nine months and took a job at a boutique across from Bergdorf Goodman on 57th Street, where he was given a small space to sell his designs. Shortly after, Dawn Mello, the fashion director at Bergdorf, discovered Kors. She asked if he would show his collection to Bergdorf Goodman's buyers and he has had his collection ever since.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1959
    Born
    Born on August 9, 1959.
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