Michael moved to NYC to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology, he dropped out after two semesters.
His mother allowed him to design her wedding dress. At the beginning, Kors displayed collections on his bed in his apartment. From these humble beginnings, he soon picked up some celebrity fans and earned awards for his designs.
In 2004, he was asked to be on a TV show to judge peoples fashion, this was called Project Runway. In 2012 Kors decided to retire from this show. In 2003, he won the coveted Menswear Designer of the Year award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America.