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Designer Michael Kors appeared on the Martha Stewart Show today and was, as per usual, hilarious. This man makes good TV. A few select exchanges:
Martha Stewart: A little later on, we are going to get a very special preview of the resort collection, all inspired by a trip you took.
Michael Kors: Yeah, an amazing trip I took out West. And I’m the last person you’d imagine on a horse. I think we might have a picture. I’m an urban kind of boy but?
MS: Oh, there you are. Look! But you have sneakers on. You don’t even have riding boots?
MK: I know! I didn’t realize I was riding until I got there.
MS: You’re supposed to be a fashion icon!
MK: I know. Well you know, fashion icon in sneakers. What can I tell you?
On his Grandma Bea:
Martha Stewart: You’re going to make Grandma Bea’s Pineapple Upside Down Cake. Now Grandma Bea, I saw this picture of her?How elegant is she?
Michael Kors: She was a glamorous Grandma. She was a glamour Bea.
MS: Was she like an Auntie Mame kind of type?
MK: First off, she was a junior-high school principal, but at the same time she was a fashionista. She was a real juggler. She was very Martha. And she was a great cook!
On his Lucille Ball Moment:
MS: Now you were practicing this yesterday I heard.
MK: I practiced, yes. I wanted to make sure that I was going to be Martha-ready. Unfortunately, I had an I Love Lucy moment.
MS: Can you imagine Michael Kors, one of our top, top, top designers practicing for our show?
MK: Yeah, and I had more of a Lucille Ball moment. Sugar flying everywhere, it was crazy.
On his inspiration for the 2011 resort line:
MS: Let’s take a look at some of your beautiful designs. What inspired you?
MK: We were talking before, I took a trip out west to a gorgeous hotel called the Amangiri. And we started thinking about how do you do sustainable things that are still luxurious. This is all organic cashmere. And I love this time of year to wear a cozy cardigan like that. And you know what? It’s easy to pack, comfortable and sexy, all at the same time.
On his must-have pieces for Fall:
MS: And what is the one piece of clothing that we all have to have this fall?· The Martha Stewart Show [Official Site]
MK: Well you know, I think it’s definitely two things. I can never say one. One piece of clothing: A camel coat for sure, it’s the season for camel. And a great saddle or luggage colored handbag. I like something that’s a little uptown, a little downtown. You know like Grace Kelly goes rock and roll. That’s really what it’s all about.
· Michael Kors [Official Site]