"No dance this time - just sporty American luxury," explained Michael Kors of his fall 2007 collection, which debuted Wednesday morning in Bryant Park, hot on the heels of his well-received dance-inspired spring line.
"How do you say de-licious, de-lectable, di-vine?" crooned Deee-Lite's Lady Miss Kier at the start of Kors' latest ode to all-American style, which featured the best music of the week. "How do you say de-gorgeous?"
If you're Michael Kors, you say it with a wink and a smile.
Gone were the ballet pink wrap sweaters and post-rehearsal cashmere sweats of last season, replaced instead by a wintery-hued mix of gray, black and ecru separates designed to riff on the idea of dichotomy (sable worn with cotton, patent with cashmere, bare legs under short tweedy toppers, strappy sandals with cropped wool pants).
Guys had slick down puffers tossed on over their two-button flannel banker suits and thin belts encircling the waist of their classic crombies, gals wore felt minidresses topped with big fox hats, fur ringed the elbows of wool shifts, and broadtail was fashioned into a sexy swing dress and trimmed with knit cuffs and cowl.
Oversized ribbed cashmere cowls appeared on both the men and women, in fact, tossed over coats, suits and dresses alike, to terrific casual-chic effect that luxed up the more sporty looks and added a dose of edge to the dressier Madison Avenue ensembles. And Kors threw in some orange and taxicab yellow scarves and sweaters to lighten the mood of his otherwise somber-hued separates.
"It’s the way people want to dress today," an ebullient Kors told us backstage post-show, while fielding congrats from Plum Sykes, Kim Cattrall, Jane Krakowski, Olivia Chantecaille, Robert Verdi and Mary Alice Stephenson.
We couldn't agree more. So how do you say "de-gorgeous?" Just ask de-Kors.
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