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V MAGAZINE / NEW YORK, OF KORS

September 22, 2010

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NEW YORK, OF KORS

THE SLIT-TO-THERE LOOKS OF THE ‘00s HAD NO EFFECT ON DESIGNER MICHAEL KORS. AND NOW THAT LOW-KEY LUXURY IS BACK, HE’S BOTH THE DRIVING FORCE AND THE REFERENCE POINT

Photography Adrian Gaut

Text Derek Blasberg

It has been a good year for Michael Kors. At 51, the New York designer became the youngest-ever recipient of the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award in May. (A guy who knows the power of a glamorous evening, he walked the CFDA’s red carpet with Gwyneth Paltrow, was given his award by Anna Wintour, and made cameos at a few of the ceremony’s after-parties with Carmen Kass on his arm.) And his Fall collection was a parade of his greatest hits: the cashmeres were luxurious, the knits were luscious, and the tailoring superb. Here, the designer explains how accessories have saved the world and why he’ll always love New York City girls.

DEREK BLASBERG How do most people respond to the word sportswear?

MICHAEL KORS For a while it was a dirty word. Cringe! Does it mean tracksuits at the airport? To be honest, I think there’s something intriguing about that look: even if she looks hideous, the girl in the tracksuit is still comfortable and moving quickly. But my challenge is to make that glamorous, and make that luxurious.

via V MAGAZINE / NEW YORK, OF KORS.

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