Everything You Need To Know About Michael Kors

A household name in fashion, Michael Kors is a powerhouse in the industry, creating the best ready-to-wear luxury pieces for his line Michael Michael Kors. From their beloved bags to style shoes and trainers, the range has everything you could need to add a touch of luxury to your life. Introducing you to the man behind the brand and answering all your burning questions, here is our buyer’s guide to Michael Kors and the MICHAEL Michael Kors range.

#1 Who is Michael Kors?

Michael Kors is an American fashion designer who has become one of the bestknown names in the industry. Being introduced to fashion as a baby watching his mother’s modelling career, and even going on to design her wedding dress at age 5, it’s clear that Michael has fashion in his blood. All while working for iconic fashion houses like Celine, Michael Kors launched his line in 1990. Since he’s dressed some of the biggest names in fashion, film, music and even politics.  

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#2 Where is Michael Kors from?

Michael Kors was born and raised in Long Island, New York in 1959. He continues to live and work in New York City with his husband Lance Le Pere, infusing his collections with the spirit and energy of the city. 

#3 How do Michael Kors’s shoes fit?

MICHAEL Michael Kors shoes, heels and sandals can fit a little on the small size, so if you’re in between sizes we’d suggest opting for the bigger one. Also, if you have wider feet, maybe consider sizing up as the sandals especially can be narrow fitting and you want them to be comfy. 

Their trainers fit completely true to size so pick the size you usually wear. 

To ensure a perfect fit, you can consult our handy size chart. For the best size match, measure your feet in centimetres so you can figure out exactly what size you’ll need. 

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UK 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5
US 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10
Europe 36 36.5 37.5 38 38.5 39 40 40.5 41 42
Centimeters 22.5 23 23.5 24 24.5 25 25.5 26 26.5 27


UK 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11
US 6.5 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12
Europe 39.5 40.5 41 42 42.5 43 44 44.5 45 45.5 46
Centimeters 24.5 25.5 26 26.5 27 27.5 28 28.5 29 29.5 30
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#4 Are MICHAEL Michael Kors bags leather?

Yes! Unless they’re made using an alternative material like the coated canvas used for the monogram print, MICHAEL Michael Kors bags use genuine leather. With a luxury finish and made with the finest craftsmanship, their bags are built to last and keep their quality, so high quality, genuine leather is used, being tested and checked to match their high standards. 

#5 Is Michael Kors a luxury brand?

From their accessories to their clothing to their fragrances, their products are made from quality materials using the best craftsmanship. Having studied fashion from such a young age and working in luxury fashion houses, you can rest assured that Kors knows his stuff and his range reflects that, built on years of knowledge and decades of tradition making timeless pieces. All this means that an MMK product is definitely a luxury one, built to last and make you feel incredible.  

#6 What is MICHAEL Michael Kors?

MICHAEL Michael Kors is a diffusion line of the Michael Kors empire. Focusing on ready-to-wear pieces, accessories and shoes, this range is infused with trending elements and an urban-luxe finish making for perfect, luxurious everyday companions. Meanwhile, the mainline focuses on runway collections as well as perfumery and watches.  

#7 Why did Kors leave Project Runway?

From its premiere in 2004 until 2012, Kors was a judge on the hit TV show Project Runway, giving up-and-coming designers his opinion on their work. Under the supervision of Kors, alongside his other judges, winners of the show went on to amazing careers, proving Kor’s power and knowledge in the industry. He left the show in 2012 to be able to return his full focus to his brand, dedicating all of his time to the MMK range and mainline collection. 

#8 Who wears Michael Kors?

The brand has dressed A-list celebs and first women alike. Celebs including Taylor Swift, Blake Lively, Bella Hadid and Natalie Portman are regularly seen sporting the brand, and he even dressed Michele Obama for her first inaugural portrait, embedding the brand into history. Here’s who wore Michael Kors for the MET Gala 2023, who is your favourite?

  • Vanessa Hudgens
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  • Emily Blunt
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  • Kelly Washington
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  • Lea Michele
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  • Kaitlyn Dever
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Featured Image Credit – @michaelkors 

Photographer: @seanthomas_photo

Sarah Atkinson

Sarah Atkinson

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