Monday, May 31, 2010

Joan Kors for Michael Kors pre-Fall 2010 Trunk Show

I had the pleasure of meeting Joan Kors at Neiman Marcus this past week. She is the West Coast Regional Coordinator of Michael Kors, and I daresay no one knows Michael Kors like Joan Kors....This may have something to do with the fact that she is Michael Kors' mother.
 I think it is also because she is sharp as a tack and loves clothing, design and textiles as much as her designer son.

 Joan Kors was in town to make a personal appearance and to introduce the Michael Kors pre-Fall collection full of sumptuous knits, a new double-faced cotton (don't think I am calling it correctly) created by Michael Kors for his line and beautiful, cleverly cut sweaters, shrugs, dresses and jackets:

Here is one of my favorite dresses from the newest collection.  The model was very nice.  She said the dress was super comfortable:

The back of the dress:

On the table behind the model is a folded dress from the pre-Fall collection that was worn by Michelle Obama in the January 11 issue of People magazine.

Another piece that I REALLY liked was this lacework cardigan with sequin detailing (photo is from because I didn't take a decent picture of it when I was there).  The fact that Joan Kors and I both could see ourselves wearing it is typical of Michael Kors clothing: it suits women of all ages without looking too young or too old for either demographic.
  Joan -in my imagination we're on a first-name basis- said she would wear it with a black tank ad slacks, because black is her color.  I would wear it with a white tank and skinny jeans:

Also on the sales floor was the softly hued Spring/Summer 2010 collection:

My visit with Joan Kors was brief, but she managed to make a strong impression on me.  She was like Auntie Mame in the flesh- vibrant, joyful and instantly likeable.  Right after we took a picture together her cell phone rang.  "Hi, Sweetie," she said.  Of course I instantly thought, "Michael??" But she's just the type of person to use endearments, I think, so it could have been anyone.  After she got off the phone she said that she had to immediately arrange to fedex a couple of pieces back to the office and we said our good-byes.


  1. Joan looks fab! Interested to know about this double-faced cotton, I'm fascinated by this whole business of pre-fall, seasonless dressing and all the rest of it.

  2. Oh I love the drape of the lilac color dress. I do like MK's simplistic styles and designs.

  3. That was me who called her....kidding!
    The clothes are beautiful, and I especially love the halter, dual strap back!

    Love your blog.

  4. That must have been an amazing experience!

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    XO, Neuter Kalin

  5. those lavenders in the last pic look stunning! What a great opportunity!

  6. Wow, this is such a great LBD indeed! You looked great and it's just awesome that you got to meet mama Kors too, she looks nice and I love her enormous cocktail ring :))

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