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Karl Anderson, Jr. was born on 9th August 1959, in Long Island, New York, USA of Swedish and Jewish descent. Now known under the name of Michael Kors, this famous fashion designer is the CEO and Honorary Chairman of the company titled under his name, Michael Kors Holdings Limited. Michael Kors has been awarded as the womenswear and menswear designer of the year by CFDA respectively in 1999 and 2003.

Michael Kors has been active in the fashion industry for many years, though he has experienced ups and downs during his career. However, it has recently been reported by sources that his net worth is as much as $1 billion.

Michael Kors Net Worth $1 Billion

When born the boy was named after his father, Karl Anderson, Sr. After his parents divorced and his mother married her second husband, Bill Kors, she let her son choose not only his surname but also his first name as he wished. As a result, the boy decided that he wants to be named Michael David Kors.

The success story of the popular designer begins in his very early childhood: he has been interested in fashion ever since he was five years old, when he managed to design the wedding dress for his mother. The Iron Butterfly was named the store located in his parents’ basement, where Kors began to sell the clothes he designed. His store was popular yet the young designer decided that it would be helpful to study design. In 1977, Michael entered the Fashion Institute of Technology. Unfortunately, he abandoned his studies and began working at the boutique on 57th Street.

Several years later, Kors introduced a splendid ladieswear line in such popular stores as Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Lord & Taylor, Bergdorf Goodman and Bloomingdale’s. Unfortunately, he went bankrupt in 1993, but most importantly the designer didn’t give up, and after a few years he launched a cheaper line in the French house named Celine. From this stage his career has been going up, adding millions to his net worth. In 2002, Michael introduced his menswear line, and soon he left Celine in order to focus on his own brand. As well as launching the successful runway collection, he has launched two additional lines called the KORS Michael Kors and MICHAEL Michael Kors which included respectively jeans and footwear, shoes and handbags.

As of today, he owns full collection boutiques in Chicago, Manhasset, Palm Beach, Beverly Hills and New York. Lots of celebrities love his clothes, and Kors’ famous clients include Michelle Obama, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Heidi Klum, Elissa, Rachel McAdams, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Garner, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alicia Keys and many others.

Michael Kors is highly respected person. He has been listed into the 100 most influential people in the world by The Time Magazine. The Council of Fashion Designers of America awarded Michael with Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. More, Kors won Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion in 2013.

In 2011, he married his wife/partner/boyfriend Lance LePere.


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Costume Department

Costume Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Super Ex-Girlfriend 2006 select wardrobe
Lady in the Corner 1989 TV Movie fashion show wardrobe

Actor

Actor

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Mercenaries 2014 Background person (as Michael Korsun)

Costume Designer

Costume Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fashiontrance 2002 TV Series

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle 2012 Documentary special thanks: funding

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra 2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Designer
Entertainment Tonight 2014-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Designer
CNBC Meets with Tania Bryer 2014 TV Series documentary
Project Runway 2004-2013 TV Series Himself - Judge / Himself - Guest Judge / Himself
Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's 2013 Documentary Himself
Good Morning America 2011-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tents 2012 Documentary Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series Himself - At Fashion Week
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael 2008-2010 TV Series Himself
Bill Cunningham New York 2010 Documentary Himself
Fashion News Live 2009 TV Series Himself
Project Runway: All-Star Challenge 2009 TV Movie Himself - Judge
E! True Hollywood Story 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Gossip Girl 2008 TV Series Himself
The Rachel Zoe Project 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
American Idol 2008 TV Series Himself - Audience Member
Fashion Rocks 2007 TV Movie Himself
The Out 100 2006 TV Movie Himself
Great Things About the Holidays 2005 TV Movie Himself
The Apprentice 2005 TV Series Himself
Fashion Week Diaries 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
The View 2005 TV Series Himself
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
American Fashion Awards 1999 TV Special

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Archive Footage

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The Oscars Red Carpet Live 2013 TV Movie Himself - Interviewee
Gossip Girl: XO XO 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself

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#Fact
1 On August 16, 2011 he married his partner of 21 years, Lance LePere, on a beach in Southampton, New York.
2 Designed Michelle Obama's dress for her first official photographic portrait as First Lady (2009).
3 Is a guest judge for Project Runway (2004).
4 Has dressed such celebrities as Jennifer Lopez, Charlize Theron, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sharon Stone, Madonna, Barbra Streisand, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston, Sigourney Weaver, Liv Tyler, and Rene Russo.
5 In 2003, he was awarded the CFDA Award for Menswear Designer of the Year.
6 In 1999, he was awarded the CFDA Award for Womenswear Designer of the Year.
7 In 1981, his "Michael Kors" label was formed.
8 Studied fashion design at The Fashion Institute of Technology.
9 One of the world's top fashion designers.


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