Earlier on his month Katie Holmes confirmed that she is taking her line, Holmes & Yang, to New York fashion week. While the announcement did make it clear that the collection will be showed in a presentation format rather than a runway show, not much was said about the date but now we have more news.
Grazia originally reported that the actress would show on September 9, at the same time as Victoria Beckham but as the dramatic nature of the report suggests, it isn't true. British Vogue confirms that Holmes will actually show on September 12 between 9.30 a.m. and 10.30 a.m at the Lincoln Centre, meaning that she'll go head-to-head with Michael Kors whose show is set to begin at 10am.
Considering all the attention surrounding Holmes and the news that her line is going down a treat in stores since her split with Tom Cruise, I'm sure that buyers and editors will make the effort to go to the presentation even if that does mean dashing there before Kors' show starts.
The headlines may still be full of reports about the end of Vera Wang's marriage but Michael Kors is one designer that's been talking about just how happy his marriage is recently. In the August issue of Harper's Bazaar the designer reminisces about tying the knot with longtime partner Lance LaPere in 'The List' feature:
Our wedding day last year was our dream day. We stayed with friends in Southampton. We both had massages, we had caviar for lunch — gobs of it. We went to the beach and got married barefoot. Then we went to see The Help in East Hampton and afterward we went out for pizza at Sam's. Give me beach, give me a movie I can cry at with someone I love, and within that day have my favorite junk food and my favorite indulgent food.
Pizza and a movie on your wedding day, really? Well if it's good enough for Kors....
IPO's have been a major topic of conversation recently. Michael Kors and Prada successfully went public a little while back and of course, the controversy surrounding Facebook's entry onto the stock market has meant that it's a topic that's not going away any time soon. Now it looks like Versace might follow suit.
It's no secret that the family-owned business flirted with the idea of going public back in 1997 but after the death of Gianni Versace and a string of financial problems, any such discussions fell apart. But things are really turning around for the house. This year marked the first time it has been profitable since 2009, which it marked with a return to couture in January after an eight-year hiatus. If there was ever a time to appeal to potential investors, then, it's now.
Don’t pay attention to fashion naysayers, Mr. Zuckerberg! I wore black crewnecks, black jackets and jeans before my IPO and I continue to do so after. It’s your talent, vision and performance that people are interested in.
Kate Upton has really tried to push forward into the fashion world of late. That 'Cat Daddy' bikini video definitely didn't help but nonetheless, she hasn't been doing too badly. Over the past few months she's bagged a Muse magazine cover and has also appeared in an editorial shot by Terry Richardson in the latest issue of Harper's Bazaar. Despite her efforts, nobody expected the model to get an invite to the Met Ball on Monday and neither did she. If reports are anything to go by, she's taken matters into her own hands.
Today Page Six reports that the Sports Illustrated cover girl has paid $25,000 of her own money to make sure she could attend this year's Costume Institute Gala. According to sources, Upton will wear Michael Kors to the event and will sit at his table for the event. The move seems like quite a drastic one but one thing it does prove is that like her or not, she isn't going away any time soon.
There's not much that Michael Kors hasn't achieved. His business is worth billions, his shows continue to be amongst the sought after tickets at New York Fashion and week and of course, he's conquered the world of reality TV through his judging role in 'Project Runway'. Next up for the designer? The Stock Market.
The company is hoping to sell 48 million shares on the New York Stock at $17-19 meaning that the company is valued at around $3.62 billion. According to WWD: “Kors, which has both established its reputation and has room left to grow, is one of a small group of designer brands that is seen as ready to take this step,” and it’s noted that the company is one of the very few designer apparel firms to go public in recent years. Kors is also planning on opening hundreds of stores across North America, Japan and Europe."
So you can own a part a small part of the Kors empire today. Will you buy shares?
Michael Kors designs for the jet set. If you didn't know that already you would have definitely caught on after seeing everyone from Zoe Saldana and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to Courtney Love and Amanda Hearst on the front row. And as you would expect, the collection followed suit.
Like Donna Karan, Kors channeled all things African and exotic in what he called, 'Afri-Luxe' showing a collection with all of the pieces you would expect like leopard and zebra prints on cut out swimsuits and plunged neck dresses and python skin came along the top of a strapless printed maxi dress. The colour palette was earthy as Kors played with deep reds, creams and browns and the models were sent down the runway with sunkissed skin making them look like they had just stepped of a plane.
We've always loved Michael Kors, but we love him even more after wathcing this behind-the-scenes video of him on set of his signature fragrance commercial. In the short video he explains why he chose Karmen Pedaru to front the commercial and who the Michael Kors woman is.
But he's not alone in the video. Make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury makes a quick appearance talking about the brand and throughout you'll spot Mario Testino at work as he shoots Pedaru in a mansion in Malibu.