MFIT director Valerie Steele, Michael Kors, 2011 Couture Council Chair Liz Peek, 2011.
Michael Kors joined Valerie Steele for a witty and charming discussion about his accomplishments over the past 30 years in fashion on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at Doubles Club in NYC. One of America’s pre-eminent designers for luxury sportswear, Kors established his namesake company in 1981. He currently produces a range of products through the Michael Kors Collection, KORS Michael Kors, and MICHAEL Michael Kors labels, including men’s and women’s ready to wear, accessories, and a full line of fragrance and beauty products. In 2004, Mr. Kors, became one of the judges of “Project Runway” a role that he continues in the show’s eighth season. In 2010, Mr. Kors became one of the youngest recipients of the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award from the CFDA. He also received the Fragrance Foundation’s FIFI Award for Lifetime Achievement.