The Muses Behind Michael Kors' Latest Gorgeous Collection

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.

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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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    Cashmere Sweater ($750) in Black

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    Cashmere Sweater ($750) in Pink

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    Exclusive Buckle Bangle ($95) in Black

    Buckle Enamel Bracelet ($95) in Yellow

    Exclusive Buckle Bangle ($95) in Ecru

     

     

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Samantha Cropped Stretch-Wool Pants

Samantha Cropped Stretch-Wool Pants

Michael Kors, $695
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Printed Faille Skirt

Printed Faille Skirt

Michael Kors, $1995
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Cashmere Sweater

Cashmere Sweater

Michael Kors, $750
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Cashmere Sweater

Cashmere Sweater

Michael Kors, $750
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Crewneck Featherweight Sweater

Crewneck Featherweight Sweater

Michael Kors, $695
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Guipure Print Stretch Cady Pencil Skirt

Guipure Print Stretch Cady Pencil Skirt

Michael Kors, $895
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Satin-Peplum Crepe Dress

Satin-Peplum Crepe Dress

Michael Kors, $2995
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Stretch Crepe Pants

Stretch Crepe Pants

Michael Kors, $795
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Lace Peplum Top

Lace Peplum Top

Michael Kors, $1395
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Mid-Size Pink Leather Runway Three-Hand Watch

Mid-Size Pink Leather Runway Three-Hand Watch

Michael Kors, $160
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Buckle Enamel Bracelet

Buckle Enamel Bracelet

Michael Kors, $95
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Exclusive Buckle Bangle

Exclusive Buckle Bangle

Michael Kors, $95
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Large Selma Saffiano Satchel

Large Selma Saffiano Satchel

Michael Kors, $358
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Karlie Back-Zip Sandals

Karlie Back-Zip Sandals

Michael Kors, $175
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