By  on June 24, 2008

Over the past 27 years, Michael Kors has weathered the pratfalls that go along with building a $500 million business, and he's not afraid to laugh about them.

Frank as ever, Kors regaled guests at a Fashion Workshop luncheon at the National Arts Club last week, by giving them a little insight to his "crazy history" and telling them how he "got into this racket." The Five Towns native described coming to New York in the late Seventies and how seeing fashion director Ellin Saltzman and stylist Carrie Donovan in person wound up being more exciting than seeing Julia Roberts and George Clooney. These days he is more ramped up about a different kind of celebrity connection. "Jessica Simpson and Barbara Walters own the same [Michael Kors] dress. To me, that's the greatest fact in the world that I am doing my job well," he said.

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