Fashion Week Wrap: Part 4
Michael Kors Runway
Michael Kors' shows are always a celebration of American fashion. And there are certain elements that, season after season, remain the same. As Cathy Horyn wrote in 2009: "There's almost a science to a good Michael Kors show. Open with Carmen K (naturally), play some feel-good music, and add sex to an American classic." Check, check, and check. ( Carmen Kass, Kors' perennial muse, actually closed instead of opened the show, but still.) Michael Kors, who celebrates his 30th year in fashion this season, presented a collection that updated his signature concepts: Kors' woman is still strong, sexy, and boldly American. His colors ranged from nude to coca to bright red. There were dress shirts cut down to the navel, beaded body stockings, and even an oversized puffy coat. As Kors explained in his program notes, this collection was "polished yet easy."