Michael Kors grew up in Long Island, New York and worked as a model as a child appearing in commercials for popular commercial products. He loved to read fashion magazines and shop during his teen years. He designed and sold fashions from the basement of the house. The business was called Icon Butterfly. This collection gave him enough publicity to allow him to open his own fashion line or business eventually. It was called Michael Kors Women's Collection and began in 1981.
Michael Kors designs women and men’s luxury sportswear in a wide range of catergories. For women he designs skirts, dresses, smocks, shirts, jackets, sweaters, tops, jumpsuits, sweat shirts, tee shirts, pants, shorts, swimwear, hats, gloves, and scarves.