Michael Kors’ designs exude an easy confidence, the same confidence Kors himself is known for. When he was just 23, he convinced Anna Wintour to view his namesake collection, which he laid out on the bed of his modest apartment. Wintour helped boost his profile in the fashion world — introducing the world to his simple and impeccably tailored clothing.
Kors summed up his work as a fashion designer this way:
If people are the picture, then the best clothes are the frame. And I’m the framer.
Kors has been designing his chic “frames” for years, so it is nearly impossible to whittle his pieces down to a handful of best looks of all time. We are talking about the man who dressed Michelle Obama for her official portrait. We have pulled together some of our favorite, most iconic Michael Kors runways looks. These looks all embody the fresh, clean sophistication that is Michael Kors. They are all classic pieces that have that timeless feel that we have come to expect from Kors. After all, Kors remains determinedly focused on making “real clothes . . . good clothes.” We also love his latest endeavor with the Michael Kors smartwatch!
Of all of Kors’ amazing shows over his decades in fashion, we still adore his 2011 Fall/Winter collection. These two looks demonstrate the way Michael Kors creates effortless-looking chic looks for a woman’s body. Watch this entire runway show below!
Michael Kors’ YouTube channel features his past runways shows, behind the scenes glimpses of the fashion world, and previews of his upcoming collections. Here you can hear first hand his inspiration for his Resort 2017 Collection.
It is no wonder that Michael Kors recently celebrated his 35th anniversary. Kors remains focused on pet themes (ballet, riding, collegiate, prep, Western), a neutral palette (camel, gray), and his muses (including Ali MacGraw, Grace Kelly, and Katharine Hepburn). Each of his looks seems timeless as he aspires to create “clothes that won’t date.” Whether you are a fan of his style or his personality on Project Runway, it cannot be denied that Kors is the king of effortless glamour.
Which of these choices is your favorite look? Do you have any other favorites from a Kors fashion show?