Michael Kors Teams Up With Gwyneth Paltrow
Michael Kors, Gwyneth Paltrow, Goop
Michael Kors and Gwyneth Paltrow are joining forces on a special holiday collaboration for Paltrow's Goop site.
The collection includes several exclusive limited-edition ready-to-wear pieces as well as additional accessories items from Kors' collections handpicked by both Kors and Paltrow.
"Michael's clothes are gorgeous, staple, American classics that never go out of style," Paltrow said. "I thought it would be wonderful to reinvent some of my favorite vintage Michael Kors looks that I have kept for years, that I wear over and over."
"I have always been intrigued by the idea of someone who can juggle all the balls in the air and do it with great style, make it look easy, be smart and have a sense of humor," Kors told WWD of Paltrow. "We always said, 'Wouldn't it be great if some time, we could do something together, in whatever way.' We started talking about the idea that when you buy something, you often don't know that it's going to turn out to be your favorite piece. Inevitably designers don't make it again and, she said, 'It could drive you crazy.'"
That idea planted the seed for the collaboration. The collection inspiration is based on some of Paltrow's favorite Kors pieces in her closet which include a cashmere cape, a peacoat, and a peplum turtleneck. Each piece has been given an update; i.e. both cape and turtleneck are in lighter weights for more transitional climates. As for the peacoat, "We both love idea of shine and how it can really change something. We felt it's time for the peacoat to have a little bit of glamour with these very modernist metallic buttons," said Kors.
Kors admitted he is quite a Goop fan. "When I look at anything that she is cooking or just talking about food, it turns into food porn for me," Kors said. "At best I can make about five things. I think she will try to convince me I can add a sixth or a seventh to my repertoire."