NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Kors is having a moment.

Business is booming, shares in his lifestyle brand hit an all-time high last month and he was honored Wednesday with the 2013 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion. But the 54-year-old fashion designer isn't letting the success go to his head.

"Things really haven't changed; it's just gotten a bigger scale. We're not just thinking about America, we're thinking about the world," said Kors in an interview Wednesday. "But for me it's always the excitement of what I'm working on and what's the next project."

Oscar winner Hilary Swank presented Kors with the award from The Couture Council of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

"I count myself among the diverse echelon of women who wear his clothes, which include Angelina Jolie, Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sigourney Weaver and Mrs. Obama, to name just a few," Swank told the crowd at the Lincoln Center luncheon. "Michael understands and appreciates women and his clothes reflect that."

Past award recipients include Oscar de la Renta, Valentino and Karl Lagerfeld.

Vogue's Anna Wintour and models Doutzen Kroes and Iman were on hand to celebrate Kor's accomplishments.

"I have known Michael for, God who knows, over 25 years and he's been a dear friend," recalled Iman before the ceremony. "He's just extraordinary. He's a gifted gabber. So he has a gift of storytelling. But most importantly, I think he makes consistently — year in and year out — women look the best that they can ever look."

But for Kors, there's little time to soak up the accolades. He's got a runway show to prepare for next week during New York Fashion Week.

"You know I'm so busy, quite frankly, and thank God I've got a lot of energy," he said.


Follow Nicole Evatt on Twitter at


Publishing Services International Limited (PSIL) is the publisher and operator of a worldwide network of online news sites dedicated to delivering fair, accurate and relevant reporting from a variety of the world’s most trusted sources – from the biggest cities to the smallest towns.

We deliver positive and powerful messages to our readers, providing up‑to‑the‑second news that matters to the individual.

Our promise is to serve communities and individuals worldwide, delivering information that hasn’t always been available to them. We will give them back a voice – a voice that’s empowering because it is theirs – and provide a platform to communicate between themselves and the world.

We believe people are not just generic demographics; they are individuals with their own preferences and curiosities. We are about understanding these individuals, listening to them, and serving them.

We are the new pioneering spirit of news – we’re not talking to everyone, we’re talking with every one.

If you want your news, your voice, your way, on your time – we’ve got news for you.




If you have any questions or concerns please email us on


  • Australia, Toll Free 1-800-983-421
  • Hong Kong, Toll Free 800-906-187
  • Singapore, Toll Free 800-852-3871
  • USA/Canada, Toll Free 1-800-830-4132

Advertise With Us

Interested in being awesome?
Contact us by email or phone.