Michael Kors (born August 9, 1959) is an American fashion designer noted for wearing a black t-shirt and black suit jacket.
He was born and raised on Long Island, a suburb of New York City. He began designing clothes at the age of 19 and studied fashion design at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.
In 2001 he launched a collection under his own name.
In 2004, he unveiled ‘Michael’, to an unprecedented launch in over 350 stores nationwide.
The Michael, Michael Kors label includes Women’s Ready to wear, swimwear, accessories, handbags, leather goods, belts and shoes as well as eyewear and timepieces for men and women.
His carreer took another boost when Michelle Obama choose a Michael Kors black evening dress as part of her first official White house portrait.