Designer Dossier: Michael Kors

His perfect muse is a Hitchcock ice queen.

michael kors with kristin davis
For the Project Runway judge and native New Yorker, the perfect muse is a Hitchcock ice queen with a twist of Amy Winehouse.
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michael kors with kristin davis
Dimitrios Kambouris
Designer Dossier: Michael Kors
OF FASHION VISION AND TELEVISION:
"If I learned anything from my retail days [Kors once fit boots on Jackie O], it's that American women value ease above all: Fashion has to feel good. For fall, we layered shapely coats over chiffon tops and sophisticated below-the-knee skirts. It's no longer about looking like baby dolls. Add a sleek pet greyhound as accessory, and the look says fast and rich... Project Runway has definitely made me a better designer. Like TV, style has become about smash-and-grab excitement. And now my fan base extends to 12-year-olds!"
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mary kate olsen in black tie with feathers
Dimitrios Kambouris
Designer Dossier: Michael Kors
THE DAMES:
"The trick is to find the connective thread between all my favorite muses, from the Hitchcock heroines like Grace Kelly and Kim Novak to Mary J. Blige and Amy Winehouse [whose Back to Black plays constantly in his showroom]. Women have evolved to a point where they don't have the time or inclination to look perfect. It's the Olsens looking amazing at a black-tie event with completely messed-up hair."
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michael kors fall 2008 runway looks
Dan Lecca
Fall 2008 Runway Looks
Floral — Michael Kors
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michael kors alligator pumps
Ben Goldstein/Studio D
Designer Dossier: Michael Kors
Shoes, $435; (212) 965-0401.
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purple clutch by michael kors
Ben Goldstein
Designer Dossier: Michael Kors
Clutch, $595, saks.com for stores.
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michael kors
Dan Lecca
Spring 08 Runway
MICHAEL KORS
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lip gloss and scent due from michael kors
Ben Goldstein
Designer Dossier: Michael Kors
Gloss/scent duo, $22, sephora.com.
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