The New York Post
The book of Michael
By ROBERTA BERNSTEIN
September 5, 2012
New York Post: Last year at Fashionâ€™s Night Out, your store was â€œtheâ€ place to be. How do you deal with havingÂ such ardent fans?
MICHAEL KORS: I love it! Even when I started out,Iwanted to do personal appearances so I could meet customers.
NYP: OK, we have to ask: This year, why an FNO karaoke contest?
MK: Fashion, at the end of the day, really should be about fun.
NYP: What would you sing first?
MK: Although Iâ€™m no Sinatra, â€œNew York, New Yorkâ€ is a must.
NYP: With whom would you most like to sing a duet?
NYP: Any surprisingly great singing voices in the fashion world?
MK: Stan Herman can belt it out!
NYP: What genre of music is your favorite?
MK: I love pretty much everything, although my faves are great singer/songwriters like Rufus Wainwright.
NYP: Favorite all-time album?
NYP: Good choice! So, is your love of karaoke related to your love of Broadway?
MK: I love a passionate performance.
NYP: Are you partial to musicals?
MK: You do know who youâ€™re interviewing, right?
NYP: Sorry! Whatâ€™s your favorite backstage Broadway moment?
MK: Congratulating Bernadette Peters after â€œALittle Night Musicâ€ and having [Stephen] Sondheim walk into the room. That was unbelievable.
NYP: Has music influenced your fashion?
MK: Absolutely. Just like a great song, a great fashion moment is about telling a story and evokingamood.
NYP: Who chooses the music for your shows?
MK: My husband, Lance [LePere], and I work with the amazing Michel Gaubert.
NYP: Which singer/performer would you choose as a fashion muse?
MK: Diana Rossâ€”sheâ€™s the ultimate in glamour.
NYP: Switching over to â€œProject Runway,â€ it seems that show is re-energized, especially in the workroom. What do you attribute this to?
MK: Fashion is always about the creators involved, and is always about whatâ€™s new!