My legacy would be that you don't have to give up anything. You can be chic but have a sense of humor, you can be sexy but comfortable, you can be timeless but fresh.
I grew up surrounded by these tough, ballsy, strong women. They were also adoring women, but they were the kind of women who would argue over what kind of pants you were wearing or the color of your nail polish.
I wasn't Barbie-obsessed. I think my mother might have been my Barbie.
Michael Kors met Lance LePere when Lance was a junior at Parsons School of Design and joined Michael’s company as an intern. They possibly started dating in the same year. Upon graduating, Lance became a full-time employee of Michael’s company. In 1997, when Michael was hired for the French fashion house, Céline, he frequently had to visit Paris with a few members of his team and Lance was one of them.
It was in France where Michael and Lance let their guard down and developed an intimate relationship. Since then, the couple is rarely seen without one another by their side. Lance is often described as a low key, introvert mid-westerner, while Michael, in contrast, is jovial and extrovert by temperament. The designer told Vogue that Lance calms him down while he revs him up.
A few weeks after gay marriage was legalized in the state of New York in 2011, Michael finally married his partner of 21 years in a private ceremony on Dune Beach in Southampton, officiated by the then-mayor of Southampton, Mark Epley.
Michael is a renowned American fashion designer, who is well known for designing women’s fashion wear and sportswear.
Likely, Kors became famous after serving as a judge on the popular TV show, ‘Project Runway.’ He owns the multinational company, ‘Michael Kors Holdings Limited.’
Michael Kors: Age, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity
Michael Kors was born in Long Island, New York, the United States on August 9, 1959. His birth name is Karl Anderson Jr. and she is currently 60 years old.
His father’s name is Karl Anderson Sr. and his mother’s name is Joan Hamburger. Whereas, his parents divorced when he was very young. His mother remarried Bill Kors, and the young boy received a new name as well as surname.
There is no information about his siblings. Michael holds American citizenship and mixed (Swedish- Ukrainian- Ashkenazi Jewish) ethnicity. His birth sign is Leo.
Michael Kors: Education, School/ College University
Talking about Michael’s education history, he graduated from the ‘John F Kennedy High School,’ in Bellmore. Then, Kors attended the ‘Fashion Institute of Technology,’ in New York. He dropped out after nine months, and started working at a boutique called ‘Lothar’s.’
Michael Kors: Professional Life, Career
Talking about his profession, Kors started his career at Lothar’s boutique in Manhattan, which was close to the luxury goods store, ‘Bergdorf Goodman.’ He was noticed by Dawn Mello, the fashion director at ‘Bergdorf.’ In the year 1981, Kors launched his women’s label, ‘Michael Kors,’ at ‘Bergdorf Goodman.’ Likewise, in 1984, he held his first eponymous catwalk show.
During 1990, ‘Bergdorf Goodman’ launched ‘KORS’ as a licensee. Similarly, in 1997, he launched another low-priced clothesline.
During 2003, he left ‘Celine’ to concentrate on developing his own eponymous brand. He launched his menswear collection too. The brand showcases women’s bags, shoes, and apparel.
The brand became a worldwide success, and today, it has more than 770 stores, in cities such as Paris, Milan, London, Cannes, and Tokyo. He quickly gained a reputation during his tenure as the judge, for his quick-wit, and blunt comments. Unfortunately, during 2012, he quit the show.
Likewise, in 2016, he celebrated the 35th anniversary of his business. Several celebrities have worn dresses designed by him. Eventually, Michelle Obama wore a ‘Michael Kors’ outfit, for her first official portrait. In the year 2013, he was part of the ‘Time 100,’ an annual list of 100 most influential people, selected by the ‘Time’ magazine.
Michael Kors: Awards, Nomination
He won CFDA Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti International Award.
Michael Kors: Net Worth ($600M), Income, Salary
Michael Kors has an estimated net worth of around $600 million and he has earned that sum of money from his professional career. The year 2018 marked the 37th anniversary of his business.
Michael Kors: Rumors and Controversy/ Scandal
Currently, there are no desperate rumors regarding Michael’s personal and professional life. He is far from rumors and controversies.
Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size
Michael has a height of 5 feet 5 inches and he weighs is 70Kg. Michael’s hair color is blonde and his eyes color is blue.
Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
He is active on social sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, he has around 1.7M followers on his Facebook. Around 3.52M followers on his Twitter, he has around 15.1M followers on his Instagram.