TIMELINE: MICHAEL KORS

Read on to discover the definitive guide to the contemporary jet-set American brand.


A Bergdorf Goodman executive spots Michael Kors’ designs in a boutique across the road from the department store in New York City. Kors forms his namesake brand and the signature Michael Kors Collection debuts.


Michael Kors hosts his first womenswear runway show to critical acclaim.


After winning the CFDA Women’s Fashion Designer of the Year award in 1999, Kors opens his first boutique at 974 Madison Avenue in New York City – in which he also debuts his first foray into fragrance.


MICHAEL Michael Kors is launched - offering accessories and apparel collections at a lower price point. The collection is received warmly and Michael Kors joins Emmy-award winning TV show Project Runway as a judge.


Michael Kors E-commerce site www.MichaelKors.com launches, allowing his apparel and accessories to be readily available worldwide.


With the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America, the First Lady Michelle Obama chooses a stunning Michael Kors dress for her official White House portrait.


Presented by none other than American Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, Michael Kors wins the CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award for his continuous inspiring contribution to fashion.


Michael Kors is named one of the 100 Most Influential New Yorkers by the New York Observer and one of the most influential people in the world on the 2013 Time 100 list; continuously dressing powerful female celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Blake Lively, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Natalie Portman.