*Birth name: Karl Anderson Jr.
*Born in Long Island, NY-Jewish and Swedish descent
*At the age of 5, he legally changed his own name to Michael David Kors after mother got remarried and suggested it
*Created and sold his first line of clothes in his basement that he named “Iron Butterfly”
*Dropped out of the Fashion Institute of Technology after 9 months after a french boutique called Lothar’s offered him the opportunity to design for them
*In 1981 created his women’s sportswear line for Bloomingdales, Bergdorf Goodman, Lord & Taylor, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue
*In 1990 filed chapter 11 bankruptcy
*In 1996 teamed up with Onward Kashiyama (brand factory) for a revamp of his women’s line
*In 1997-2004 was the first ever women’s ready to wear designer and creative director for French house Celine
*2002 launched menswear and enters the Japanese market
*In 2004 became a judge on Project Runway for 5 seasons
*In the 2006 creates children’s line
*In 2011 he opens his 1st and largest flagship store in Paris (over 7,000 ft)
*Designed Michelle Obama’s dress for her first official portrait for the white house
**Fun Fact: When he was younger, Michael Kors was discovered at birthday party by a tv producer and appeared in commercials for Lucky Charms and Charmin.