As he's never been one of my faves in the past (though I have always adored his bitchy comments on Project Runway), I was pleasantly surprised to find myself drooling over Michael Kors' Fall collection, which to me, felt like a ritzy mix of Icelandic ski bunny–meets–Diane Keaton, with a tiny dollop of bohemian Anita Pallenberg on top. I'm also dying over the '70s glam-meets-'40s pin-up doll metallic platform sandals, and I envision wearing them with a vintage satin bias-cut nightie gown . . .
Above (R): Anita Pallenberg in her sheepskin chubby. Below (scattered throughout): Diane Keaton was obviously a muse for the collection . . . he even did her signature leather cinch belt.
My only gripe is the excessive use of real fur, being that (get ready . . . I'm pulling over my soapbox) I'm vehemently against animal cruelty. And though I do own a few mink pieces, they're all vintage (circa 1940s), so the only person being supported therein, is my grandmother, who needed the room in her storage closet. So looking at this collection is quite confusing for me . . . it's cold here in NY, so while the Sheepskin cocoons look gorgeously cozy, I'm contemplating the modern fashion/animal lover's conundrum . . . should thou covet the clothes, or douse them with paint? Either way, it was an inspiringly stylish presentation.
Runway photos: Yannis Vlamos for Style.com