Silas Chou, Lawrence Stroll; Sportswear Holdings
Long Island native Michael Kors began his namesake label in 1981 and started selling at Bergdorf Goodman and Saks straightaway. He slowly made a name for himself over the years, selling his creamy uptown pieces to American women with a yen for luxurious reboots of classics. All of this upped his standing in the fashion world�and he capitalized on this by launching a full-fledged accessories line in 2001, a men�s collection in 2002, and sportswear line Michael Michael Kors in 2004. With flagship stores in most major cities, popular fragrance and home lines�and of course, the celebrity factor from his role on Project Runway�Michael Kors remains a powerful brand in the American fashion landscape.
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