Opening night was the theme of Michael Kors’ 40th anniversary collection for Fall/Winter 2021, which debuted this morning at 9 AM (NY time) on MichaelKors-Collection.com. From the location in the heart of Broadway to a musical performance by singer-songwriter and composer Rufus Wainwright, the show immersed guests in the season’s inspiration: stepping out once the world opens up again.
“For my 40th anniversary collection, I was really thinking about the joy in getting dressed up and stepping out for a night on the town,” says Michael Kors. “Whether you’re going to the office, having a casual dinner in the neighborhood or are in fact ready to go to a party again, this collection is all about making every moment a special occasion and feeling confident, glamorous and upbeat. There’s a sense of timelessness and big-city optimism that has been a linchpin of Michael Kors since the very beginning—a yin-and- yang balance between opulence and simplicity, something that’s laid-back and at the same time luxurious.”
The collection debuted through a multi-faceted, digital experience accessible at MichaelKors-Collection.com. The stream began with a greeting from designer Michael Kors live in New York’s Times Square captured this morning. This was followed by a short film created by actor/director/producer Erich Bergen, featuring notable celebrities and Broadway A-listers including Billy Porter, Bette Midler, Rosario Dawson, Debra Messing, Alan Cumming, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Ashley Park and more, filmed at the legendary theater district restaurant Sardi’s.
In support of the theater industry, Michael Kors, the company, has made a donation to The Actors Fund, a national organization that fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. Kors also made a personal donation to The Fund.