1999 CFDA award for womenswear designer of the year
Michael Kors (born August 9, 1959) is an American fashion designer. "Michael Kors" also refers to his brands of apparel and fragrances. He currently is said to be living on Morgan's Island in Glen Cove, New York. He always wears a black t-shirt and black suit jacket.
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; the sixth 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.