Michael Kors Net Worth, Age, Career, Fashion, Wife & Facts

Michael Kors is a renowned American fashion designer best known for designing women’s fashion wear and sportswear. Kors became famous after serving as a judge on the popular TV show, ‘Project Runway.’ He owns the multinational company, ‘Michael Kors Holdings Limited.’ He is also the chief creative officer of the company. The company sells clothes and fashion accessories, such as watches, footwear, and jewelry. Kors was interested in fashion and glamor, right from his childhood. His mother was a model, which got him a lot of exposure to the fashion industry.

At the age of five, Kors designed the wedding dress for his mother’s second marriage. In the early days of his career, Kors worked as a designer for the French fashion house, ‘Celine.’ Kors played a major role in reviving the brand. Later, he started his own fashion label, ‘Michael Kors,’ which became a worldwide success. The brand has exclusive stores around the world. Celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Heidi Klum, and Michelle Obama, have appreciated dresses designed by Kors. He married his longtime partner, Lance Le Pere after gay marriage was legalized in New York.

Michael Kors Early Life 

Michael Kors was born Karl Anderson, Jr. in Long Island, New York on August 9, 1959. Kors was exposed to the fashion apparel industry as a child due to his mother, Joan Hamburger, being a model. His mother married Bill Kors when Michael was five and his surname was subsequently changed to Kors. She also told Michael he could change his first name as well, so he renamed himself, Michael David Koors.

While in junior high, Kors took acting classes but stopped when he decided to focus on becoming a fashion designer. Michael graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore, New York. He started designing and selling clothes as a teen out of his parent’s basement. In 1977, Kors enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City but dropped out after nine months.

Michael Kors Individual Information

Michael was brought into the world on the ninth of August 1959 in Long Island, New York. He is the child of Joan Hamburger and Karl Anderson Sr. Fundamentally, he was named Karl Anderson Jr. yet, he later changed his name when his mom wedded Bill Kors. His mom was a model. Kors wedded Lance Le Pere on the sixteenth of August, 2011. They wedded in Southampton, New York.

The Career of Michael Kors

Michael also had an interest in the fashion industry from a very young age. He was able to redesign his mother’s wedding dress for her second wedding at the young age of 5. Kors designed clothes and sold them from his parent’s basement. He was a student at the Fashion Institute of Technology in 1977 but dropped out. Later, he took a job as a salesperson at Lothar’s boutique. He launched his women’s label in 1981. He got his license to the name KORS Michael Kors in 1990 and launched his company. However, he had to put the license on hold. He then released the menswear line in 2002.

Michael launched his MICHAEL Michael Kors line in 2004. He then used to sell women’s handbags and shoes. Furthermore, he also sold women’s ready-to-wear apparel. Currently, his company has more than 770 Lifestyle stores worldwide. Michael has boutiques of his collection in Beverly Hills, New York, Chicago, Palm Beach, as well as Southampton. Various big stars and celebrities wore his designs. Some of the celebrities include Dakota Johnson, Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Hudson, Olivia Wilde, Melania Trump, Ivanka Trump, Heidi Klum, Michelle Obama, etc.

Michael Kors’s net worth

Michael Kors is an American fashion designer who has a net worth of $600 million dollars. He is the chief creative director and honorary chairman of his brand, Michael Kors.

Michael Kors’s facts

When Kors’ mother remarried, he had to change his surname from Anderson to Kors. His mother gave him the option to change his first name too, so he chose ‘Michael’ as his first name, and ‘David’ as his middle name. When Kors was selected as a judge for the ‘Project Runway,’ he was very doubtful of its success.
He was under the impression that showing fashion on TV was not a good idea. But against his predictions, the show turned about to be a big success. Kors faced a trademark infringement case filed by the estate of designer Tony Duquette. Kors filed a case against the multinational corporation, ‘Costco,’ for false advertisements involving his brand.


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