Celebrity designer Kors plays up signature looks at Fashion Week
By Jane H. Furse
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Designers from the celebrity world put modern touches to classics on the runways on Wednesday as New York Fashion Week was drawing to a close.
Michael Kors brought the pin-up model look up to date with pleats and fur, while Hollywood stylist-turned-designer Rachel Zoe freshened up sheaths and tailored trousers with a safari inspiration.
Zoe used stamped crocodile leather and paired tattered denim with tailored jackets, but kept the classically feminine in mind with a lace cut-out dress in blush pink and a mint-green laser-cut sheath that would suit her clients Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Garner.
Kors, who has become a fashion household name as a judge on the television show "Project Runway," painted his classic looks with retro-urbane elegance.
He put a white fox chubby wrap atop a silk georgette blouse and a slit linen skirt, and added a sable wrap over a pearl cashmere-and-cotton sweatshirt and cotton trousers.
Backstage at his show, Kors said his collection provides a way to "be casual and laid back and have that sort of romantic easy attitude, but still have glamour and luxury."
Kors's show is always a magnet for celebrities. Sitting front row were actresses Kate Mara and Katie Holmes.
His pearl cashmere and cotton crocheted dress and cardigan showed less leg than did his flirty slit skirts, and a white linen gauze turtleneck left nothing to the imagination. Continued...