T magazine's Horacio Silva sat down with Michael Kors to talk about his 30 years in the fashion industry. The most interesting part of the interview: Kors had a big role in the creation of fashion week. That, we did not know! Or are too tired to remember!
The designer explained, "In the early '90s I had a show in an empty fabulous loft, when there still were empty fabulous lofts in midtown New York -- now there are not -- and it was a raw space. And I think we were in the fifth or sixth look, it was Naomi Campbell and all of a sudden I heard an explosion in the audience. I thought someone had been shot in the front row. The music was blasting and then Naomi came running off the stage. And she said, 'My god, the ceiling fell, the ceiling fell,' and I was like, 'What do you mean the ceiling fell?' And she said, 'The plaster fell. It hit Suzy Menkes and it hit Carrie Donovan.'"
Soon after Suzy Menkes wrote an article saying New York had to organize itself in order to really be a fashion capital...and the first shows were scheduled as part of 7th on Sixth.
Another thing we learned? Kors does a hysterical impression of Naomi.