KORS-ISMS
Quotes and quips on confidence, how to dress well and the secrets of jet-set style from the designer himself.
ON HIS DESIGN PHILOSOPHY:

“I’ve always believed that women don’t have to give up anything. Glamorous and relaxed, feminine and powerful. I think American women have always understood chic dichotomy.”
ON HOW HE STAYS INSPIRED:

“I live! I travel, read, see art exhibits, movies and theater. I have interesting conversations with a wide mix of people. If you engage, you’ll have ideas.”
ON HIS FORMATIVE YEARS:

“In high school and while I was attending FIT [Fashion Institute of Technology], I was addicted to the trends. I skipped my high school prom to go to Studio 54 and it felt like the scene in The Wizard of Oz when they finally reach Oz.”
ON HIS SIGNATURE ACCESSORY:

“I never go anywhere without a few pairs of aviators. The way other men change their ties everyday, I change my aviators. I must have over a hundred pairs. They work anywhere in the world, and with everything.”
ON HIS CREATIVE PROCESS:

“I’m not the type of designer who is locked in a room sketching by myself for days on end. I like to work with people and see an idea or a moment evolve into an entire collection.”
ON BEING CHIC:

“You can be chic and have a sense of humor!”
ON FAME:

“Fashion fame is nice fame. It’s not like celebrity fame where you can’t step outside without being followed by the paparazzi.”
ON PERSONAL STYLE:

“If a trend doesn’t work for you, then walk away from it. The chicest thing of all is to have a point of view.”
ON LIFE ADVICE:

“The best thing you can do in life—as a person and as a designer particularly—is to be empathetic and put yourself into the customer’s shoes.”
ON WHAT WOMEN WANT:

“Women today want it all—and they deserve it all!”