Michael Kors was born in Long Island, New York on August 9, 1959. He received his education from the Fashion Institute of Technology. He was popularly known for his chic approach on American sportswear. Previously, he won the 1999 CFDA award for womenswear designer of the year and the 2003 CFDA award for menswear designer of the year. In addition, his designs have been worn by celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, , Sharon Stone, Gwyneth Paltrow and Rene Russo.
Aside from his work on television and fashion, he has also been recognized for his efforts at promoting cancer research. In 2010, he was given the Oliver R. Grace Award for Distinguished Service in Advancing Cancer Research. He has also been the recipient of Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award from the CFDA and received the Fragrance Foundation’s FiFi Award for Lifetime Achievement.
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