Face in the Crowd: Blake Lively Talks About Michael Kors


From left, Derek Blasberg, Blake Lively and Elaine Lively before the Michael Kors show.

February 17, 2016

Face in the Crowd
By ELIZABETH PATON

Michael Kors has made a fortune from perfecting a certain look that is all his own. Camel coats, deep tans and a glossy blowout? So Michael Kors. Tan leather bag and shoes? Very, very Michael Kors. Bare legs in winter because you have a car waiting for you in the snow outside? The definition of Michael Kors.

The actress Blake Lively was ticking all those boxes from the front row of his show on Tuesday and had brought her mother along. She spent five minutes before the show talking to Styles.

Why did you decide to bring your mom as your plus one? Is she a hugefan of the brand?

Well, yes, she is a fan of Michael. But I am a massive fan of hers more than anything else. It’s wonderful to do fun things with your mom whatever age you are. She used to make all of our clothes as we were growing up, and was very good at it, too. So I jumped at the chance to bring her along.

What is on the agenda for you in the next couple of months?

A lot of press junkets. I have three movies coming out. “The Shallows” is a shark attack movie, which was a hoot to shoot, although I had some seriously challenging stunts. Then one called “All I See Is You,” which is about a woman losing her eyesight at a young age, so quite a challenging experience for a whole different set of reasons.

And then lastly a Woody Allen movie.

What’s that called?

I have no idea. He never names them until the last minute.

You’ve been wearing Michael Kors for years.

I don’t have a stylist, so that forces me to pick up the phone and call designers individually and often build a relationship with them, given there is no middle man. What I think of them personally tends to shape who I choose to wear. And there is no one in the business more fun and generous and thoughtful than Michael.

Will you see him after the show?

Hopefully. Then its back to the hotel to order a lot of room service. Because it’s Michael who will be paying!


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