All About Michael Kors - And the Stars Who Love His Designs

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Michael Kors and Anjelica Huston at the 18th Annual CFDA American Fashion Awards in June 1999.

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Designer Michael Kors with his mother at the opening of his flagship store on Madison Ave in 2000.

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Michael Kors and Sharon Stone attend a new ad campaign launch by Kenneth Cole in November 2000.

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Michael Kors arrives at the 2001 VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards.

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Kristin Davis and Michael Kors arrive at the amFAR Benefit Evening Honoring Richard Gere, Lorne Michaels and Anna Wintour. Photo Credit: Evan Agostini, Getty Images

Jacquetta Wheeler and Michael Kors arrive at the Costume Institute Benefit Dance: "Party of the Year" in April 2003.

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Designer Michael Kors and actress Jane Krakowski attend the "2003 CFDA Fashion Awards" at the New York Public Library on June 2, 2003 in New York City.

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Backstage Brooke Shields and Michael Kors at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2004.

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Michael Kors and Liza Minnelli during Liza Minnelli Celebrates Launch of "L!ZA for M.A.C" Makeup Collection in New York City.

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Designer Michael Kors (c) poses with actress/model Molly Sims (l) and Lauren Bush (R) at the "Dangerous Liaisons: Fashion and Furniture in the 18th Century" Costume Institute benefit gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art April 26, 2004 in New York City.

Photo Credit: James Devaney, WireImage

Backstage Michael Kors and Jessica Simpson during Olympus Fashion Week Spring 2005.

Photo Credit: James Devaney, WireImage

Heidi Klum and Michael Kors at the "Project Runway" Launch Party.

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Jessica Simpson and Michael Kors depart from the "Chanel" Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Actress Mary-Louise Parker and designer Michael Kors attend the 2006 CFDA Fashion Awards Nominations at Rooftop Gardens, Rockefeller Center on March 27, 2006 in New York City.

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Designer Michael Kors gets together with actress Claire Danes during Out magazine's 12th annual Out100 Awards Gala at Capitale on the lower East Side. Danes presented Kors with the "Stylemaker of the Year" award at the event, which honored 100 of the most influential people in gay culture.

Photo Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris, WireImage

Michael Kors and Debra Messing arrive at the 2007 CFDA Fashion Awards.

Photo Credit: Randy Brooke, WireImage

Actress Bette Midler and designer Michael Kors pose backstage during the Michael Kors 2008 Fashion Show at The Tent in Bryant Park during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2008 on September 9, 2007 in New York City.

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Designer Michael Kors arrives at the 12th Annual Bette Midler's New York Restoration Project's Hulaween at the Waldorf Astoria on October 31, 2007 in New York City.

Photo Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris, WireImage

Actress Angie Harmon poses backstage with designer Michael Kors at the Michael Kors Fall 2008 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2008 at The Tent at Bryant Park on February 6, 2008 in New York City.

Photo Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris, WireImage

Actress Kristin Davis and designer Michael Kors attends the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala "Superheroes: Fashion And Fantasy" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2008 in New York City.

Photo Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris, FilmMagic

Designer Michael Kors and singer Hilary Duff attend the 2008 CFDA Fashion Awards at The New York Public Library on June 2, 2008 in New York City.

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Rachel Zoe and designer Michael Kors attend Michael Kors Spring 2009 at The Tent, Bryant Park on September 10, 2008 in New York City.

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Actress Blake Lively and designer Micahel Kors attend Michael Kors Spring 2009 at The Tent, Bryant Park on September 10, 2008 in New York City.

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Designer Michael Kors and model Agyness Deyn pose backstage at Michael Kors Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Tent, Bryant Park on September 10, 2008 in New York City.

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Actress Brooke Shields and designer Michael Kors attend the Costume Institute Gala Benefit to celebrate the opening of the "American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity" exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 3, 2010 in New York City.

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Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and designer Michael Kors attends the 2010 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on June 7, 2010 in New York City.

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Blake Lively and Michael Kors attends Fashion's Night Out: The Show at Lincoln Center on September 7, 2010 in New York City.

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Michael Kors and Donna Karan attends the amfAR New York Gala to kick off Fall 2011 Fashion Week at Cipriani Wall Street on February 9, 2011 in New York City.

Photo Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images for Michael Kors

Amber Heard and Michael Kors attend a cocktail and dinner hosted in honor of designer Michael Kors during Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012 at the Embassy Of The United States on March 7, 2011 in Paris, France.

Photo Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images for Michael Kors

Designer Michael Kors and Dianna Agron attend the "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2011 in New York City.

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Michael Kors and Courtney Love attend the 2nd Annual amfAR Inspiration Gala at The Museum of Modern Art on June 14, 2011 in New York City.

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Actress Zoe Saldana and designer Michael Kors pose backstage at the Michael Kors Spring 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on September 14, 2011 in New York City.

Photo Credit: Astrid Stawiarz, Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Singer/ actress Jennifer Hudson and Designer Michael Kors arrive at the Michael Kors Celebration of Fashions Night Out Tokyo on November 5, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan.

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In this handout photo provided by NYSE Euronext, Michael Kors rings the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on December 15, 2011 in New York City.

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Designer Michael Kors and husband Lance LePere attend the 2012 Human Rights Campaign Gala at The Waldorf Astoria on February 4, 2012 in New York City.

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Stylist Rachel Zoe, designer Michael Kors and journalist Katie Couric pose backstage at the Michael Kors Fall 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on February 15, 2012 in New York City.

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Actress Jessica Alba, actress Paula Patton, designer Michael Kors, and actress Amber Heard pose backstage at the Michael Kors Fall 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on February 15, 2012 in New York City.

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Michael Kors and Courtney Love attend the 2nd Annual amfAR Inspiration Gala at The Museum of Modern Art on June 14, 2011 in New York City.

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When Michael Kors began designing clothing in a small boutique across from Bergdorf Goodman, he dreamed of someday selling his clothes in the store across the street. When he was discovered by Dawn Mello, former fashion director at Bergdorf, his dream became a reality.

In 1981, Kors launched his Michael Kors womenswear line at several upscale department stores. From there, he became the Creative Director for the French fashion house Celine, catapulting the company into a critically acclaimed ready-to-wear and accessories design house. In 2003, Kors left Celine to focus on his own brand, having launched menswear in 2002.

From handbags to ready-to-wear apparel, Michael Kors has become a staple not only for celebrities but for everyday women. His designs represent the modern woman in a way that few have been able to capture before. His success and personality have made him a household name with fashion-lovers everywhere.

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