People: Michael Kors Holdings Ltd (KORS.N)
19 Dec 2014
Mr. Michael David Kors is Honorary Chairman, Chief Creative Officer of Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. Mr. Kors studied fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan and in 1981 created what has become an enduring and iconic luxury lifestyle empire with a distinctive point of view and global reach. He held first runway show in 1984 for the Michael Kors fall collection and has built the Company into a global luxury lifestyle brand. Mr. Kors has been the recipient of numerous industry awards including the CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year in 1999 and Menswear Designer of the Year in 2003. Amongst his other accolades, Mr. Kors has been awarded The Accessories Council ACE Award for Designer of the Year in 2006 and Fashion Group International’s Star Honoree at its annual Night of Stars Awards in 2009. In 2010, the CFDA acknowledged Mr. Kors with their most prestigious honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award. He received the Award of Courage from the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) in 2011. In addition to all of these accomplishments, from 1998 to 2004 Mr. Kors served as creative director of Celine, the French luxury brand. Mr. Kors has been a judge on the Emmy-nominated reality show Project Runway since 2004.
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