While fashion designers creating color cosmetics lines historically have left a field strewn with casualties, Michael Kors has never been afraid to challenge the status quo — something he will do once again with the color cosmetics line he will launch in August.
“When I first opened my lifestyle stores, everyone thought I was nuts — they couldn’t imagine flip-flops and a crocodile handbag in the same store,” said Kors, who laughed all the way to the bank with an eye-popping initial public offering in December 2011. “I said, ‘The wealthiest women in the world wear flip-flops, and a working girl might save up and buy the most outrageous bag she’s ever owned.’ We’re taking the same attitude here, with beauty in general.”
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"