Many people are familiar with Michael Kors Handbags but many of them do not know the story behind the designer Kors. This article is a little insight into the background of Mr. Kors in an effort to help people appreciate their Kors collections just a little bit more. He is a lot more than just a pair of sunglasses or that must have bag on the shelves of high fashion shop all over.
Michal Kors was born with the name Karl Anderson Jr. He was born in the quiet town of Merrick New York which is located on Long Island. His mother, Joan Hamburger Anderson Kors Krystosek was a model. She was also Jewish and that was how Michael was raised. The common misspellings of his name include Michael Koors, Michael Khors, Michael Cors, Michael Korrs and even Micheal Kors.
He began his fashion life when he was 19 years old. That is when he started designing clothes and attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. He excelled in his studies and was soon able to launch his own self named line of womens wear. His collection was featured at high level stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus and Lord and Taylor just to name a few. He was then hired by the French fashion house Celine in 1997. Michael Kors was a huge success there and became very well known. He worked as the women’s ready to wear designer and creative director until 2003. He left Celine to develop his own brand and launch a menswear collection.
The designer Kors then branched out into accessories including Michael Kors Handbags. He never lost focus on his American chic styling. Some of his most notable collections include the Michael Kors Totes, Michael Kors satchel and the Designer Kors clutches and small bags.