Many recognize designer, Michael Kors, as a judge on the hit reality show Project Runway but it is his stellar work as an American designer that has catapulted him to star status. Michael Kors started his label in 1981 which was critically acclaimed for its simple and chic take on American sportswear. Today, the Michael Kors brand has produced lines including MICHAEL Michael Kors and KORS Michael Kors. The brand produces luxury clothing that embodies the jet-set attitude. Admirers of Michael Kors include a long list of style icons and famous women including first lady Michelle Obama who frequently wears his garbs.