Michael David Kors

Rachel Eaton

Michael Kors was born on August 9,1959. He was born with the name Karl Anderson Jr., after his father Karl Anderson Sr. Michael's mother-Joan Hamburg-was a model throughout much of her life. When Michael was 5 his mom divorced his father and later remarried Bill Kors. Michael was told he could change his name if he wanted to so he changed his entire name to Michael David Kors.

Early Life

-Born in America

-Graduated from John F. Kennedy High School

-Attended FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) but after 9 months dropped out

-His first job was selling his designs out of his parent's garage which he names the Iron Butterfly

-His first line was women's ready-to-wear clothing

Life as a Designer

-Based in New York City, New York

-Has lines for both men's and women's ready-to-wear clothing

-Married to his spouse Lance LePere

“A man in a well tailored suit will always shine brighter than a guy in an off-the-rack suit.”

“I’ve always thought of accessories as the exclamation point of a woman’s outfit.”

MICHAEL KORS | New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2016 | From the Runway | Fashion One