New York-born and bred designer Michael Kors has been a fixture on the fashion scene for four decades. Fresh from presenting his Spring/Summer ’23 collection on the NYFW runway, Kors, a former “Project Runway” judge known for his signature brand of all-American jet-set glamor and philanthropic work — his latest Watch Hunger Stop campaign, which aids the UN World Food Programme, stars model/actress Olivia Culpo — shares his go-to style and daily essentials.

“It’s every blonde’s best friend.”
“I must have close to 100 pairs. For me, they’re the ultimate in jet-set glamor and a necessity after red-eye flights.”

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“I love a slightly oversized watch on everyone. Not many things are utilitarian and glamorous at the same time.”
“An everyday essential to keep the lips hydrated that still feels luxurious. I love it for long flights.”
“Give me a little time in the sun and sand, and I’m happy.”
“It can be dressed up, dressed down, and works anywhere in the world. I like classic black or navy."

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“My passport is my favorite essential. For me, travel is the ultimate inspiration. I’m so excited that we’re able to explore the world again.”

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“I love the Jasmine and Baies scents. I bring them with me to make any hotel room feel like home.”
“When I’m in the office, I always have one on hand for editing and sketching.”
“On my coffee table and in the office, you’ll find white peonies. They are understated and elegant — one of my favorite combinations.” Unfortunately, peony season has come and gone. But, you can still find flower arrangements for peony lovers at Urban Stems