There are certain things that make you love New York because they’re just so New York. Like a perfectly timed subway transfer, taking in an old movie at Film Forum, flagging down a dim sum cart at Golden Unicorn, digging into a pastrami on rye at Katz’s, or a Michael Kors runway show. Especially his fall 2011 collection, which also happens to mark his 30th anniversary in the fashion world.
To celebrate his 30 years in the biz, Kors sent out a collection that embodied his brand of effortless, casual glamor, though there was an emphasis on the ’70s to be sure. Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love,” was the soundtrack, and there were disco sparkles and draped jersey dresses that hinted of Halston. Coming from the Halston show the night before, which was set to the same Donna Summer tune, I couldn’t help but think–this is what Halston should look like today. But between the glittery sequined gathered jersey numbers, there was sharply tailored suiting in gray wool felt (we’re talking the perfect high waisted, wide legs pants which also came in tan and blush rose) and structured tunic tops with plunging vee necks which contrasted with luxe slouchy cashmere knits and drapey jersey dresses. Of course, 30 years in a fickle industry merits a little indulgence, hence sumptuous furs throughout.
**All photos: IMAXTREE