15 Facts About Michael Kors


Michael Kors is the chief creative officer of his brand, Michael Kors, which sells men's and women's ready-to-wear, accessories, watches, jewelry, footwear, and fragrance.


Michael Kors's mother is Jewish; his father was of Swedish descent.


Michael Kors's parents are Joan Hamburger, a former model, and her first husband, Karl Anderson Sr.


Michael Kors's mother married Bill Kors, when her son was five, and his surname was changed to Kors.


Michael Kors's mother told Karl that he could choose a new first name as well and he renamed himself Michael David Kors.


Michael Kors grew up in Merrick, New York and graduated from John F Kennedy High School in Bellmore, New York, on Long Island.


Michael Kors married his partner, Lance Le Pere, on August 16,2011, in Southampton, New York, in The Hamptons.


Michael Kors's mother thought his affinity might have been caused in part by his exposure to the apparel industry through her modeling career.


Michael Kors got back on his feet by 1997 and launched a lower priced line and at the same time was named the first women's ready-to-wear designer for French house Celine.


Michael Kors left Celine in October 2003 to concentrate on his own brand.


Michael Kors was a judge on the Emmy-nominated reality television program Project Runway, which aired on Bravo for five seasons; subsequent seasons aired on Lifetime.


On December 18,2012, it was announced that Michael Kors would be leaving Project Runway, to be replaced by fellow designer Zac Posen.


Michael Kors returned to Project Runway in 2016 as a guest judge on the season 15 finale.


In January 2014, Forbes reported that Michael Kors reached a personal fortune in excess of $1 billion.


Michael Kors Holdings had already "minted two billionaires": Silas Chou and Lawrence Stroll.