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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    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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