Happy Birthday Michael Kors! Congratulations for celebrating 40 years in the fashion business!
Michael has so much to say - and it was such fun to talk with him about his 40 years in fashion that we are re-releasing the podcast as a bonus so that his wise and witty words can be heard again and his imagination, energy and lively spirit can be revealed. Having just had a preview across the pond of the special anniversary collection, I know that it features a specially curated selection of iconic pieces throughout the four decades of being in the industry. Plus we will be treated to a Broadway performance with award winning musician Rufus Wainwright. What a celebration for Michael, and a pleasure for us.
Michael Kors, whose American sportswear label is celebrating its 40th anniversary is marking the event with a thoughtful reappraisal of his past and future, where highs have included dressing stars from stage, screen and state, from Jennifer Lopez to Angelina Jolie to Michelle Obama, whose bared shoulders the designer brought to the fore.Michael talks to Suzy about building his own label in the 1980s and designing for Celine in Paris from 1998 to 2004, before expanding his brand in the US, and ultimately across the world.
Kors has not only built a fashion business but also a powerful luxury accessories empire, under the name Capri Holdings Limited. This conglomerate includes his own mighty label and also Jimmy Choo and Versace.The current pandemic brings a thoughtful response from Michael Kors, who is the first American designer to miss the September timetable of fashion week shows and move his own presentations to October/November. His insightful vision on reducing the speed and the amount of fashion in a post-Covid era is enlightening.
Here is a chance to hear the real Michael Kors, and to learn that feeding the hungry is as important to him as dressing the famous.
Produced by Natasha Cowan @tashonfash
Edited by Tim Thornton @timwthornton
Music by @joergzuber
Graphics by Paul Wallis.
Production Assistance by Lauren Sweeting.
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