by Lexi Novak
Michael Kors by Thomas Iannaccone Thought that would get your attention! It's true--Michael Kors grew up in a household where some delicate clothing was kept in cold storage. "We had a freezer full of angora sweaters," the designer says. "My mother said it was so they wouldn't shed. It works. Mother knows best." That's just one of the gems Kors shared last week at a preview of his pre-fall 2013 collection, held at his Madison Avenue store for members of the Couture Council of the Museum at FIT.
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Kors will receive the Council's Artistry of Fashion Award in September to honor his lasting contribution to the industry. Standouts in his Pink-Lady-meets-Park-Avenue presentation were a hot pink mink stole, a slinky bustier dress, and a silk printed coat. Despite the fitted silhouettes and unapologetic abundance of fur and leather, all of the pieces seemed genuinely wearable on the street, not just the runway. As Kors said, "I'm just as thrilled to dress Gwyneth when she picks up her kids as when she's on the red carpet."
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Now if only there were a way to get Kors just as thrilled to dress me. Did I mention how much I love his mom?
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by Lexi Novak