After last spring's dip in the Mediterranean, Michael Kors sought fall inspiration in his New York stomping groundsMadison Avenue in particular, where a Saturday afternoon stroll calls for a turtleneck, khakis, and a mammoth raccoon coat.
As Gwen Stefani sang about a "million-dollar contract," Kors' models streamed down the runway in suitably luxe silks, suedes, and cashmeres, and fur aplenty. The designer favored streamlined, sport-influenced silhouettes, from second-skin stretch-crepe bodices on dresses to ski pants in nylon or faille. Graphic blacks and whites were accentuated with shots of bright red, blue, and purple, and camel was teamed with icy gray. Kors' cosmopolitan outfits were topped off with knit caps and goggle-like sunglassesbut if his city girls have a real hankering for the slopes, they can slip into a snowflake tube top or a simple dress accented with racing stripes.
In addition to all those polished sportif looks, Kors included enough evening options to clothe customers with a party to attend every night. Cocktail numbers were studded with crystals and trimmed with feathers that shimmied as the models strode byhe didn't call them "dance dresses" for nothingwhile his gowns in monochrome brights were made for the spotlight.