One can always rely on Michael Kors when it comes to real clothes for real women. This season, those ‘real’ women circled around the lives and wardrobes of Babe Paley, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and the Duchess of Windsor. Whether you have the lifestyles of those or otherwise, there wasn’t one look that came down his runway that women won’t want.
Unless that is, you’re anti-fur. There was plenty of it; it was a statement from the get go. The opening look: an opulent, gargantuan golden and grey fox fur coat, just the ticket for New York’s arctic temperatures. Fur popped up everywhere, there were foxy collars and patch pockets upping the ante on oatmeal and camel grandpa cardigans, a laser mink coat and a sable stole accenting a khaki gabardine trench.
You won’t find a better coat all season long than the nip-waisted camel version presented here, nor are you likely to find a better tweed suit – with a trumpet shaped skirt, no less, or, for that matter a toffee-coloured Aran knit, regardless of where else you look. Status knitwear is set to be a big idea for autumn and Kors had it in abundance.
But it wasn’t only daywear where he excelled, there were some sensational ideas for evening too, like the graphite caviar-beaded bias cut gown that Karlie Kloss sauntered along in, and elsewhere, a pyjama suit bedecked in twinkling crystals was a favourite, what woman, American or otherwise wouldn’t want to step out in that for the night?