2011 Fall New York Fashion Week: Michael Kors
First, it must be said that this was one of the most energy-filled, visually dizzying shows of the week. It was hard to decide where to focus. On the star-packed front row that included Anjelica Huston, Debra Messing, Emma Roberts, Rene Russo, and Catherine Zeta-Jones whispering in Michael Douglas's ear? Or at the bevy of supermodels walking the runway at once — Erin Wasson, Karlie Kloss, Carmen Kass, Chanel Iman? And, oh yes, what about the Fall collection that marked 30 years of Michael Kors? The show was an upbeat party of glamour and decadence that at times felt like a retrospective. There were sharply tailored coats, elegantly draped dresses with silver hardware, a black bodysuit over a black pleated skirt slit up to here, fur, flannel, cashmere, silk. It was Michael Kors to. the. max. Even the models were smiling. There were some special moments, particularly when older models Frankie Rayder, Angela Lindvall, Isabeli Fontana, and Carmen Kass strode the runway, and if you had the pleasure of sitting across from NY Times legend Bill Cunningham, you got to see him smiling like a schoolboy as his hands flew from one camera to the next, happily determined not to miss a gorgeous moment. Michael Kors has made American sportswear something luxurious and celebratory, and we hope he keeps bringing the good vibes. Hear what the designer had to say about the collection here on FabSugarTV.
- Trends: Menswear, knitwear, draping, fur, '70s glamour.
- Colors: Camel, gray, blush, mauve, nude, red, brown, black, white.
- Key Looks: The hardware-embellished dresses, tailored jackets over knit jumpsuits.
- Accessories: Over-the-knee suede boots and a fur messenger bag.
- Who Would Wear It: Classic, sporty types with a sexy side.