Monday 17 June 2019

Forget the facelift - nobody looks more fabulous or beautiful than when they laugh, says designer Michael Kors

Michael Kors and Bella Hadid pose backstage during Michael Kors Collection Fall 2019 Runway Show at Cipriani Wall Street on February 13, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Michael Kors)
Michael Kors and Bella Hadid pose backstage during Michael Kors Collection Fall 2019 Runway Show at Cipriani Wall Street on February 13, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Michael Kors)

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Michael Kors says laughter is the key to beauty.

The 59-year-old designer is a close friend of supermodel Kate Moss, 45, and he attributes her huge success to her sense of fun.

(L-R) Carys Zeta Douglas, Naomi Watts, Michael Kors, Nicole Kidman and Catherine Zeta-Jones pose backstage at Michael Kors Collection Spring 2018 Runway Show at Spring Studios on September 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Michael Kors)
(L-R) Carys Zeta Douglas, Naomi Watts, Michael Kors, Nicole Kidman and Catherine Zeta-Jones pose backstage at Michael Kors Collection Spring 2018 Runway Show at Spring Studios on September 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Michael Kors)
Michael Kors (L) and Bella Hadid attend the Jump Into Spring: MICHAEL Michael Kors Spring 2019 Launch Party on February 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Michael Kors)

He told The Observer: "No one ever looks more fabulous or more beautiful than at the moment they start laughing uncontrollably. It's better than a facelift!

"People think of chic as something that's quite serious, but it's not true. All the chicest women I have ever known have had a great sense of humour. Like Kate [Moss]. So chic! And she loves to have fun."

Michael Kors and Caroline Wozniacki attend the Michael Kors x 10 Corso Como Dinner at 10 Corso Como on September 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Michael Kors)
Michael Kors and Caroline Wozniacki attend the Michael Kors x 10 Corso Como Dinner at 10 Corso Como on September 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Michael Kors)
Zendaya and Michael Kors attend 13th Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards at Spring Studios on November 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Michael also defended fashion against accusations it is "trivial" and explained that the right outfit can instantly give someone more confidence.

He said: "Is fashion trivial? I don't know. I know that the world is a complicated place. But I take myself back to the fact that when I watch a man or a woman try five things on, there will be one piece that makes him or her sort of stand differently, when they look in the mirror. The attitude changes, the confidence changes. Your whole day changes. I believe in the magic of the right thing. And I love that fashion can give you hope."

Meanwhile, earlier this year, Michael revealed his spring campaign was inspired by 22-year-old Bella Hadid's "casual glamour".

The campaign was based on the "connectivity" of the younger generation, as well as the relaxed beauty of the model and other influential female celebrities. 

He said: "People Bella's age, the whole idea for them is not just the actual physical travel, they're always on the move, whether it's physically going to a new place or also [being active].

"I mean, Liz Taylor and Sophia Loren were not kickboxing. Nor were they attached to their phones 24/7.  That connectivity -- the younger you get, the more extreme it gets. So we wanted to sort of capture all of that movement that is part of today's culture.

"Bella or her sister [Gigi] or Blake Lively or Rihanna or Taylor [Swift], they're casual. They're glamorous and casual, so we had to somehow get all of that into it."

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