On August 9th, we celebrate the birth of one of the most influential American designers in fashion history. Michael Kors is responsible for decorating the American jet-setting woman in head-to-toe laid-back glamour, whether she’s on safari or at sea. Having been discovered by Bergdorf Goodman’s fashion director at the time, Dawn Mello, when she spotted his designs in a boutique across the street, Kors has gone on to dress some of the most broadly regarded women in the world, including First Lady Michelle Obama. (His black sleeveless dress framed Mrs. Obama’s famously toned arms in the most exquisite way!)
Kors diversified his fame during his recurring role as one of the sassiest, most outspoken, and brutally honest judges on the design competition reality television show Project Runway. Among his most memorable (and biting) one-liners are, “It literally looked like toilet paper caught in a windstorm,” “She looks like a transvestite flamenco dancer at her funeral,” “A checklist of everything that could turn tacky,” and “You’re a mess just standing—traveling, you’re just going to be like a homeless person.” Ouch!
In honor of Mr. Kors’ special day, we rounded up some of the most rare and remarkable Michael Kors listings on eBay. And no, we’re not talking about the tote bags and wristwatches that every girl and her sorority sister are wearing. We’re talking red carpet gowns and party dresses galore. So grab a glass of bubbly and a mini cupcake (or two), and feast your eyes on these indulgent designs by the one and only Michael Kors.