(Fashion) Pop Quiz- Which Designer Was Born “Karl Anderson, Jr”?
American sportswear designer and Project Runway regular, Michael Kors. Born Karl Anderson Jr., when his mother remarried when he was five, he was told he could change his name, and he chose to become Michael David Kors.
Building on his success, Kors was named the first ever women's ready-to-wear designer and creative director for the French fashion house Celine in 1997. In his tenure at Celine, Kors turned the fashion house around with blockbuster accessories and a critically acclaimed ready-to-wear line. Kors left Celine in October 2003 to concentrate on his own brand.
Kors launched his menswear line in 2002. In addition to the Michael Kors runway collection, the MICHAEL Michael Kors and KORS Michael Kors lines were launched in 2004. KORS is considered the mid-tier line, between the runway and MICHAEL collections. The MICHAEL line includes women's handbags and shoes as well as women's ready-to-wear apparel.
In December 2011, Michael Kors Holdings, a Hong Kong based company, filed with the SEC to raise $751 million in a US initial public offering. [Wiki]
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