Michael Kors Biography

Updated On Feb 22, 2019 Published On Nov 17, 2015
Facts of Michael Kors
Date of Birth: 1959 , August-9
Birth Nation: United States
Name Michael Kors
Birth Name Michael David Kors
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Long Island, New York, United States
Ethnicity White
Profession Fashion Designer
Net Worth $1 billion
Married Yes
Married to Lance LePere (m. 2011)
Education Fashion Institute of Technology, John F. Kennedy High School
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Chairman and chief creative officer of Michael Kors Holdings Limited, Michael Kors is the famous fashion designer from the United States. He is popular in the fashion world for being the fashion designer of the American sportswear and women's ready-to-wear, Celine.

Age, Childhood, Parents

Born as Karl Anderson, Jr. on August 9, 1959, in Long Island, New York, United States of America, to Karl Anderson and Joan Hamburger. Michael was raised in an upper-middle-class family. He is an American and is of white ethnicity.

Her mother comes from Jewish influence, while her father belongs to Swedish descent. His mother Hamburg is a former model and she has been married twice. His last name Kors came from his mother's second married life.

Michael spent a major part of his life in  Merrick, New York and did his graduation from John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore, New York, on Long Island.

Michael is Gay, Married to Lance LePere

Michael Kors is gay and is married to his long term partner, Lance LePere. They got married on the 16th of August, 2011. The wedding ceremony was held in Southampton, New York, in The Hamptons.

In fact, Michael is one of the first high-profile fashion designers to tie the knot with a same-sex partner. Talking about his wedding with his gay partner Lance, he said,

To marry someone as wonderful and special to me as Lance barefoot on a glorious beach is more than I could have dreamed of

Michael also stated that they were waiting to be wed for a long time, and since the gay marriage was finally leagalized, they expressed their escactsy.

Lance and I are very excited to finally be able to have the opportunity to marry in our home state after many years together, We have no plans for a major party, but we will be getting married privately

What is Michael Kors Net Worth?

As of 2019, Michael has a net worth of around $1 billion. In fact, in 2014, he was listed in the Forbes list with net worth of US$ 1 billion. 

Career

He was fascinated towards fashion and designing since he was child. His mother was also the main inspiration on him. Something is interesting about him; he designed the wedding dress for his mother's second marriage.

He began designing the clothes since he was child and he sold them from his parent’s basement. In 1981, he launched his own creation Michael Kors womenswear in the market.

He then began designing dresses for several celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Rachel McAdams and the most notable design of him is worn by First lady, Michelle Obama.

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Michael Kors facts on timeline

Born in Long Island, New York

August 9 , 1959

Born as Karl Anderson, Jr. in Long Island, New York, United States of America to Karl Anderson and Joan Hamburger, Michael was raised in upper middle class family. He is an American and is of white ethnicity.

His mother remarried

1964

Michael Kors was born to Karl Anderson and Joan Hamburger. However, when he was just five years old, his mother got married for the second time in her life. Something is interesting about him; he designed the wedding dress for his mother's second marriage.

Joined Fashion Institute of Technology

1977

His fascination towards fashion was since he was child. His mother was also the main inspiration on him as she is also the former fashion model. When he was in his late teens, he joined Fashion Institute of Technology but he dropped out from there less than a year. 

Launched Michael Kors womenswear

1981

After dropping out from Fashion Institute of Technology, he began selling his own designs in on 57th Street. Fashion designer, Dawn Mello discovered him, and she convinced him to show his own design and then few days later, he launched his own Michael Kors womenswear line in Bergdorf Goodman. 

Relaunched his own low price line

1997

He was making him one of the best fashion designers in the United States but with the bankruptcy in 1993, he had to shut down his own fashion line. Within few years, he collected some money and again began low fashion line. 

Was listed in 100 most influential people in the world

2013

Kors is now one of the richest fashion designers in the world with net worth of more than a billion dollar. In 2013, he was listed in one of the prestigious listing and that was in the list of The Time 100. They listed him in their 100 most influential people in the world. 

Married to Lance LePere

August 16 , 2011

Michael Kors is gay and he has been married to his long term partner, Lance LePere. They got married on 16th of August, 2011. His mother Hamburg is a former model and she has been married twice. 

Tony Duquette sued allegedly Kors

2009

Besides being honored with the prestigious awards, he had also been sued several times to copy other images. With the start of 2009, he was accused of using the name of Tony Duquette and his images for the advertisement of his own collection. 

Was honored Designer of the Year

2007

He has been honored with several prestigious awards in the fashion world. In 2007, he was honored at the Marymount University's Portfolio; there he was awarded with the Designer of the Year award. 

His gown was worn by Alicia Keys at Barack Obama's inaugural ball

January 21 , 2013

Chairman and chief creative officer of Michael Kors Holdings Limited, Michael Kors is the famous fashion designer from United States. He has designed several design and they have been won by several popular actresses in prestigious ceremonies.