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MICHAEL KORS

Celebrating 30 Years!

February 2011

Thirty years ago famed fashion designer Michael Kors was just a boy with a dream.  In 1981, as a 19-year-old young professional who had been designing and merchandising a collection for Lothar’s on 57th Street, he launched his Michael Kors womenswear line.  With it, he introduced us to his simple chic style and reminded us what all-American fashion can be. He and his eponymous line have since become iconic. In the fashion world, where it’s so hard to stay relevant, and where fame often doesn’t even last for those full fifteen minutes, Michael Kors has managed to maintain a level of success, by also maintaining a level of style and quality, which few fashion designers have been able to do. Because of his keen eye, creative spirit and hard work, he has been granted longevity in an industry that usually prefers to focus on the “next big thing.”  That’s no small feat, which is why just a few months ago he was awarded the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award at the CFDAs.

We here at Patrick McMullan Company have been there alongside him–as friends and fans–for the majority of Michael Kors’ illustrious career, taking his photos, marveling at his garments and rooting him on.  We love his chic sensibility.  We love how he dresses women.  We love his impeccable tailoring.  We love his vim and vigor.  We love him in the tents.  We love him on the runway.  We love him on Project Runway.  And so does much of America–and, for that matter, the world.

So here’s to Michael Kors’ inspiring career on the 30th Anniversary of his eponymous line!

And here’s to 30 more years!

LINKS:

MICHAEL KORS Official Site

Written by PMc Magazine

Compiled by Jennifer Algoo & Ava Grumberg

Photography by Patrick McMullan, Nick Hunt, Sam Bolton, Marc Dimov, Clint Spaulding, Jimi Celeste, Chance Yeh & Others for PatrickMcMullan.com

Design by Marie Havens

Captions:

Page 1/Cover:

Karolina Kurkova, Michael Kors, Isabeli Fontana, & Michael Kors 30th Anniversary, The Carlyle Hotel, NYC, February 16, 2011, Photography by Amber De Vos for Patrick McMullan.com

Page 2:

Debra Messing, Rene Russo, Michael Kors, Patti Hansen, Angie Harmon, Michael Kors 30th Anniversary, The Carlyle Hotel, NYC, February 16, 2011, Photography by Amber De Vos for Patrick McMullan.com

Page 3:

Chanel Iman, Michael Kors, Natasha Poly, & Brooke Shields, THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART’S Spring 2010 COSTUME INSTITUTE Benefit Gala,The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, May 3, 2010, Photography by Patrick McMullan.com

Page 4/Collage:

1 – Agyness Deyn and Michael Kors, MICHAEL KORS Spring 2009 Fashion Show, Bryant Park Tents, NYC, September 10, 2008, Photography by Nick Hunt for Patrick McMullan.com

2 – Donna Karan, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Michael Kors, DVF & CFDA Celebrate Lincoln Center & Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, DVF Studio, NYC, January 19, 2010 Photography by Patrick McMullan.com

3 – Jessica Simpson and Michael Kors, Michael Kors Spring 2008 Collection, The Tent, Bryant Park, NYC, September 9, 2007, Photography by Patrick McMullan for Patrick McMullan.com

4 – Usher and Michael Kors, Michael Kors Spring 2007 Fashion Show, The Tent at Bryant Park, NYC, September 13, 2006, Photography by Sam Bolton for Patrick McMullan.com

5 – Michael Kors, The Seventh Annual CFDA / VOGUE Fashion Fund Award, Skylight Soho, NYC, November 15, 2010, Photography by Marc Dimov for Patrick McMullan.com

6 – Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors, 2010 CFDA Awards- Winners Walk Room, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC, June 7, 2010, Photography by Clint Spaulding for Patrick McMullan.com

Page 5:

Daria Werbowy, Michael Kors, Karolina Kurkova, Michael Kors Fall 2006 Fashion Show, The Tent at Bryant Park, NYC, February 8, 2006, Photography by Patrick McMullan for Patrick McMullan.com

Page 6:

(L) Heidi Klum, Liya Kebede, Michael Kors, Debra Messing, The 2007 CFDA Fashion Awards, The New York Public Library, NYC, June 4, 2007, Photography by Patrick McMullan.com

(R) Andre Leon Talley, Iman, Michael Kors, MAC Cosmetics Hosts Launch Party for Andre Leon Talley’s Book, ALT 365, La Grenouille, NYC, June 7, 2005, Photography by Patrick McMullan.com

Page 7:

Michael Kors, Michael Kors Fall 1999 Fashion Show, NYC, September 15, 1999, Photography by Patrick McMullan for Patrick McMullan.com

Page 8:

Angie Harmon, Michael Kors and Beverly Peele, Michael Kors Fashion Show, Bryant Park Tents, NYC, October 1994, Photography by Patrick McMullan for Patrick McMullan.com

Page 9:

Michael Kors and Glenn Gissler, Elite Look of the Year, NYC, September 1991, Photography by Patrick McMullan for Patrick McMullan.com

Page 10/Collage:

1 – Michael Douglas and Michael Kors, Michael Kors Spring 2006 Collection, The Tent at Bryant Park, NYC, September 13, 2005, Photography by Sam Bolton for Patrick McMullan.com

2 – Nicole Richie and Michael Kors, Michael Kors Fall 2006 Fashion Show, The Tent at Bryant Park, NYC, February 8, 2006, Photography by Patrick McMullan.com

3 – Michael Kors and Anna Wintour, A cocktail reception honoring New Yorkers For Children hosted by Christina Johnson and Anna Wintour, Saks Fifth Avenue, NYC, September 4, 2002, Photography by Patrick McMullan.com

4 – Michael Kors and Brooke Shields, MICHAEL KORS Celebrates the Opening of His SOHO STORE, Michael Kors, New York, December 10, 2007 Photography by Jimi Celeste for Patrick McMullan.com

5 – Heidi Klum and Michael Kors, CFDA AWARDS 2009, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC, June 15, 2009, Photography by Patrick McMullan.com

6 – Kim Cattrall and Michael Kors, Michael Kors Fall 2007 Collection, The Tent, Bryant Park, NYC, February 7, 2007, Photography by Clint Spaulding for PatrickMcMullan.com

7 – Michael Kors, Michael Kors hosts exclusive private screening of MAD MEN season two, episode one, Bryant Park Hotel Screening Room N.Y.C., July 22, 2008, Photography by Chance Yeh for Patrick McMullan.com

Page 11:

Hillary Clinton and Michael Kors, at SAKS, NYC, September 22, 1999, Photography by Patrick McMullan for Patrick McMullan.com

Page 12:

Cake, Backstage, Michael Kors, Fall/Winter 2011 Fashion Show, The Theater at Lincoln Center, NYC, February 16, 2011, Photography by Ilir Bajraktari for Patrick McMullan.com

Page 13:

Michael Kors & Bette Midler, Fall/Winter 2011 Fashion Show, The Theater at Lincoln Center, NYC, February 16, 2011, Photography by Ilir Bajraktari for Patrick McMullan.com

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