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Michael Kors’s 40th Anniversary Show

21/04/2021

Michael Kors took over Broadway with a spectacular show set on the streets of New York’s theatre district this week, in celebration of the brand’s 40th anniversary. The Covid-19 pandemic has forced theatres to be closed for over a year now, rendering a once-buzzy and exciting neighbourhood full of bright lights much more sombre.

In a celebration of New York’s performing arts scene, Michael Kors – himself a New Yorker – brought some of that magic back to the streets of Manhattan with a spectacular show which celebrated four successful decades of his eponymous label.

The audience-free show featured an all-star line-up, with a multi-generational roster of models including Naomi Campbell, Bella Hadid, Irina Shayk, Helena Christensen, Liya Kebede, Carolyn Murphy, Karen Elson, Ashley Graham, Precious Lee, Alek Wek and more. Shalom Harlow opened the show, sashaying down West 45th Street, before the models gathered in the Shubert Theatre where – socially distanced – they watched singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright perform a New York-themed medley.

The collection itself celebrated timeless glamour and opulent simplicity – a concept which has become something of a signature for the American brand over the past four decades. Classic Kors staples took centre stage, with elegant gowns and cocktail dresses covered in a sprinkling of sparkle, tailored separates paired with luxe knits, and chic outerwear in tonal hues.

As part of the show’s proceedings, Kors also encouraged contributions to The Actors Fund, which has helped provide support to more than 40,000 members of the performing arts industry, and have been unable to work during the pandemic.

See highlights from the show below:

 

Shalom Harlow

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Bella Hadid

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Karen Elson

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Carolyn Murphy

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Precious Lee

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Irina Shayk

COURTESY OF MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION

 

Liya Kebede

COURTESY OF MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION

 

Ashley Graham

COURTESY OF MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION

 

Paloma Elsesser

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Adut Akech

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Helena Christensen

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Naomi Campbell

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From Harper’s Bazaar UK

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