CFDA Lifetime Acievement Award winner, fashion icon, and longtime “Project Runway” judge Michael Kors knows fashion. Here’s a roundup of the outspoken fashion designer’s best quotes and advice about clothing.
“Clothes are like a good meal, a good movie, great pieces of music.”
“Because of what's going on with the economy, I think women are realizing that maybe they don't need a closet full of clothes. They just need the right clothes.”
“North Americans as a whole need to embrace having clothes altered to their body. I hear it all the time: why do the Europeans always look so good? They have a relationship with their tailor and spend the time and money to make their clothes look their best.”
“I think a lot of women have too many mini skirts in their closets.”
“When you try on something, you have to ask yourself, 'How many ways could I wear this? Could I wear it to work? To dinner or drinks? Will it span the seasons' If you have to think too hard about those questions, then skip it.”
“A man in a well tailored suit will always shine brighter than a guy in an off-the-rack suit.”
“My legacy would be that you don't have to give up anything. You can be chic but have a sense of humor, you can be sexy but comfortable, you can be timeless but fresh.”
“The biggest lesson that I've learned is that fashion is this tightrope where you have to be consistent but inconsistent. You need the connective thread but at the same time you need a sense of surprise.”
Of course on “Project Runway” Michael Kors has become known for an entirely different kind of quote. That’s right- the infamous Kor-isms. If you’re looking for Michael Kors most hilarious critiques click here.