Michael Kors Fall 2019 collection celebrates style & romance
February 18, 2019: New York City recently saw the Michael Kors’ Fall 2019 runway show at Cipriani Wall Street which was transformed into an old-school ballroom with distressed herringbone floors, velvet curtains, disco balls and chandeliers. From Barry Manilow’s finale performance to the Studio 54 capsule designs, the show was a celebration of individuality and romance.
In keeping with the theme of the collection, Michael Kors partnered with renowned nightclub Studio 54 on a capsule of ready-to-wear and accessories for women and men. The era-defining club’s bold, graphic logo is treated in a multitude of ways, evoking extravagance. “From my first time at Studio 54, back in 1977, I knew that the mix of style, energy and glamour was truly special,” says Michael Kors. “There were no fashion rules, no dress code—people wore whatever they wanted, and it was almost always something glamorous and over-the-top.”
This year’s runway show also featured a fabulous finish courtesy of the legendary Barry Manilow. The singer/songwriter performed during the models’ finale walk, serenading the audience with a memorable rendition of his famous Copacabana song. Iconic supermodel and longtime muse Patti Hansen closed the show in her first runway walk since 1994.
From prints to monochromes, from sequins to metallic – the collection was indeed a dazzling mix of attitudes and styles.