|Famous for||For dressing Michelle Obama in her first official portrait as first lady|
Michael Kors is the epitome of all-American style. This successful fashion and accessories designer started his namesake company in 1981 and was also the first creative director of French luxury fashion house Céline. The label focuses on sportswear for city-dwellers, and its watches, sunglasses and footwear lines adhere to this strong brand aesthetic.
Following the success of his womenswear lines, Michael Kors launched several sister labels and his watch offering, featuring hardwearing cases and signature design elements. Often with oversized faces and particularly popular in rose gold, all Michael Kors watches are designed within the Michael Kors house and constructed by American company Fossil (which also provides pieces to Karl Lagerfeld, Emporio Armani and Burberry).
Michael Kors is known for its corporate responsibility, contributing to and supporting a number of campaigns and charities such as the Cancer Research Institute.