New York Fashion Week: Major star power at Michael Kors
Posted February 13, 2013
Star power has been a bit lacking this fashion week, since all the awards activity is claiming big names on the West Coast.
But look no further than Michael Kors' packed show this morning for serious wattage. Michael Douglas, Zoe Saldana, Hilary Swank and Jada Pinkett-Smith sat in the front row, behind a velvet rope.
Across from them sat Vogue's Anna Wintour, who came prepared with her own security guard. When she was repeatedly accosted by wide-eyed reporters, he quickly shooed them away. Well played.
As for the clothes: we saw a stretch crepe parachute skirt, a gorgeous royal felted jersey peplum sheath, a cuddly and delicious oversized orange cardigan, and yummy black merino leggings. Everything felt young and vibrant and easy.
"Urban life takes a lot of energy. To live in a big city today, you have to be kind of an athlete. You need speed. It's an athletic collection mixed with a very Park Avenue polish. It's the best of both worlds," says Kors.
His signature pieces this season are outerwear. "Coats and jackets are your calling card. If you have an amazing coat, you're fabulous and chic. They can work over anything," says Kors.
Pinkett-Smith was there with daughter Willow. "I've always loved Michael Kors. The jacket says it all. Michael is so universal. He can do pretty much anything," she says.
Willow admits to raiding mom's closet, but "only when she lets me!"
So does Willow get her stylish ways from her equally dapper parents? "I want to take that credit but I'm afraid I have to give that one to God," says Pinkett-Smith.
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