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Michael Kors Biography

Birth Name:
Karl Anderson Jr.
Birth Place:
Merrick, New York, United States
fashion designer

Fast Facts

  • Appeared in commercials for Lucky Charms and Charmin as a toddler
  • Changed his name at age 5 (with his newly remarried mother's permission) from Karl Anderson Jr
  • to Michael David Kors
  • Began designing clothes at 19
  • Designed the dress Michelle Obama wore for her first official portrait as First Lady
  • Received the Cancer Research Institute 2010 Oliver R
  • Grace Award in recognition of his charitable contributions


  • Karl Anderson -- Father
  • Lance LePere -- Husband
  • Joan Kors -- Mother
  • Bill Kors -- Stepfather