Michael Kors is truly the quintessential American designer. After growing up on Long Island (and hailing from the same home town as me) Kors studied at The Fashion Institute of Technology before starting his namesake label 40 years ago. The designer became know for not only his ability to beautifully dress women, but for his ability to understand them and what they wanted. As fashion changed throughout the 80s and 90s, Kors kept up with times, consistently producing garments that women wanted to wear—both everyday women and celebrities a like. Over the years, Kors has produced collections under various labels (who remembers the slightly lesser priced KORS Michael Kors?), and eventually in 2004, he launched MICHAEL Michael Kors, a diffusion line that performed exceptionally well during the recession. When it comes to handbags, both mainline Michael Kors bags as well as the more affordable MICHAEL Michael Kors carries have been spotted on the arms of our favorite stars. And as we celebrate 40 years of Kors, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at the many MK bags celebs have carried over the years.
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