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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Scene City: Michael Kors Closes Out Fashion Week With Burgers and Friends
NYTimes - 9 days
The fashion designer held an intimate dinner at JG Melon to celebrate a collaboration with David Downton.
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Michael Kors feels the holiday cheer, sales surge
ABC News - 17 days
Sales at Michael Kors surged during the holidays despite the company cutting back on discounts
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How Michael Kors Is Getting Back on Track
Wall Street Journal - 5 months
Less discounting and a focus on growing areas, like menswear, could reignite the retailer's shares.
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Flip-flop glamor at Michael Kors Spring 2018
Reuters.com - 5 months
NEW YORK (Reuters) - For fashion designer Michael Kors, life is a beach even in New York City.
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Flip-flop glamour at Michael Kors Spring 2018
Reuters.com - 5 months
Michael Kors heads to the beach for his Spring 2018 collection. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
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Michael Kors lifts revenue forecast
Reuters.com - 7 months
Shares of Michael Kors soared after the clothing and apparel company's same store sales fell much less than analysts had feared. Fred Katayama reports.
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Kors needs to buckle down for Jimmy Choo deal to shine
Reuters.com - 7 months
(Reuters) - U.S. retailer Michael Kors is betting that its acquisition of storied shoemaker Jimmy Choo will give sales a much-needed boost, but lingering problems at Kors' core bag business could delay potential benefits.
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The Luxury Arms Race: Michael Kors and Coach Target Takeovers
NYTimes - 7 months
As sales decline in the middle of the fashion market, two of its big players are looking elsewhere for expansion.
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Michael Kors Buys High-End Shoe Retailer Jimmy Choo For $1.2 Billion
NPR - 7 months
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Elizabeth Paton about Michael Kors buying shoe and bag retailer Jimmy Choo for $1.2 billion.
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Kors tries Choo for size in $1.2 bln deal
Reuters.com - 7 months
U.S. retailer Michael Kors has agreed to buy luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo for $1.2 billion, snapping up a British brand launched in the east end of London and made famous by celebrity fans including Princess Diana. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports.
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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.
  • 2015
    Age 55
    In 2015, Kors was named a Global Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nations World Food Programme.
    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.
  • 2014
    Age 54
    Kors was named to Out magazine’s 2014 Power 50 List.
    In January 2014, Forbes reported that Kors now has a personal fortune in excess of $1billion, making him the latest fashion industry billionaire.
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  • 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.
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    In 2013, Kors presented Hillary Rodham Clinton with the first-ever Michael Kors Award for Outstanding Community service.
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    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.
    In 2013, Kors was selected for The Time 100, the magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
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    One of his gowns was worn by Alicia Keys for her performance at Barack Obama's inaugural ball on January 21, 2013.
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  • 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.
  • 2011
    Age 51
    The year 2011 marked the 30th anniversary of Kors' business.
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    Kors married his partner, Lance Le Pere, on August 16, 2011 in Southampton, New York.
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  • 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.
  • 2004
    Age 44
    The MICHAEL Michael Kors and KORS Michael Kors lines were launched in 2004, joining the original Michael Kors Collection label.
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  • 2002
    Age 42
    Kors launched his menswear line in 2002.
  • 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.
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  • 1990
    Age 30
    In 1990, the company launched KORS Michael Kors.
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  • 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.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1977
    Age 17
    In 1977, he enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1959
    Born
    Born on August 9, 1959.
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