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Michael Kors is a New York City-based fashion designer widely known for designing classic American sportswear for women. Kors had an affinity for fashion since he was very young. His mother thought it might have had to something to do with the fact that he was exposed to the apparel industry through her modeling career. Michael even designed his mother's wedding dress for her second marriage at the age of five. As a teen, Kors began designing clothes and selling them out of his parents' basement, which he renamed the Iron ButterflyHe is Honorary Chairman and Chief Creative Officer for his company.
Michael Kors dresses the stars, both real and imagined. The company designs and distributes high-fashion apparel and footwear for men and women. In 2004 the company launched its MICHAEL Michael Kors collection, aimed at the more financially conservative consumer.