1 Personal life
3 Critic reviews
4 Other honors
5 Legal issues
7 External linksPersonal life
Kors was born Karl Anderson, Jr. on Long Island, New York, the son of Joan Anderson Kors Krystosek, a former model. He grew up in Merrick, New York and graduated from John F.Kennedy High School in Bellmore, New York. Kors' mother is Jewish . Kors is a judge on the Emmy-nominated reality television program Project Runway, which aired on Bravo for five seasons; thesixth season began airing on Lifetime on August 20, 2009. He is also a contributor to Harper's Bazaar, most recently interviewing Elizabeth Taylor and Jessica Simpson for the magazine.
CareerKors began designing clothes at the age of 19 and studied fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. In 1981, Kors launched the Michael Kors womenswear line atBloomingdales, Bergdorf Goodman, Lord & Taylor, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Building on his success, Kors was named the first ever women's ready-to-wear designer and creative director for theFrench fashion house Celine in 1997. In his tenure at Celine, Kors turned the fashion house around with blockbuster accessories and a critically acclaimed ready-to-wear line. Kors left Celine in October2003 to concentrate on his own brand. Kors launched his menswear line in 2002.
In addition to the Michael Kors runway collection, the MICHAEL Michael Kors and KORS Michael Kors lines were launched in2004. KORS is considered the mid-tier line, between the runway and MICHAEL collections. The MICHAEL line includes women's handbags and shoes as well as women's ready-to-wear apparel. The KORS line...