Michael Kors’ Pre-Fall 13 collection looks as if it came straight out of an old Hollywood movie—the one with a beautiful female lead gorgeously turned out in polished, ladylike pieces. Referencing sultry screen sirens, such as Elizabeth Taylor and Lauren Bacall, the designer showcases his affection for ‘50s glamour in tailored, belted coats, demure pencil skirts, and mink stoles.
The Muses Behind Michael Kors' Latest Gorgeous Collection
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At the same time, Kors balanced the primness of poofy rose-print skirts, Chantilly lace, and structured top-handle bags with leather moto jackets and cropped skinny trousers informed by the era’s rebels--James Dean, we’re looking at you. Keep reading to learn more about what influenced Kors and shop the collection today.
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Kors was inspired by powerful femininity, which can be see in the collection’s body-conscious sheaths and pencil skirts.
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Slim leather capris and sculptural heels nod to Grease’s Pink Ladies--namely: the leader of the pack, Betty Rizzo.
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A shrunken cashmere sweater and tailored trousers evoke a certain prim femininity evocative of Elizabeth Taylor in the 1958 film rendition of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.
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At first glance, a moto-inspired leather top feels of-the-moment, but it also references the uniform of ‘50s bad boy Marlon Brando.
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Hourglass dresses with architectural draping channel Loretta Young in the 1950’s classic Key To The City.
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Voluminous full skirts hint at Audrey Hepburn circa 1957’s Funny Face.
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A boxy shirt tucked into trousers belted high on the waist recall Grace Kelly during the 1955 Cannes Film Festival.
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Lauren Bacall-inspired garden florals swathed the collection’s dramatic evening skirts, coats, and trousers.
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Lace Peplum Top ($1395)
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Printed Faille Skirt ($1995)
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Cashmere Sweater ($750) in Black
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Cashmere Sweater ($750) in Pink
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Stretch Crepe Pants ($795)
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Karlie Back-Zip Sandals ($175)
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Satin-Peplum Crepe Dress ($2995)
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Large Selma Saffiano Satchel ($358)