New York Fashion Week Fall 2012: Michael Kors lake 'n' lodge glam
Carole Lombard and Clark Gable roughing it at their ranch in Encino. Lucille Ball, outfitted in a Pendleton blanket coat, on her ill-fated foray into the woods in "The Camping Trip" episode of "I Love Lucy." Rugged lake 'n' lodge elegance, Hollywood- style, that was the theme of Michael Kors' fall 2012 collection, a haute hike through the wilderness.
Cozying up in a $1,500-a-night cabin was what these clothes were about. Ginormous, teddy-bear-like alpaca coats (be careful wearing one of those in the woods during hunting season). Fringed, red buffalo check ponchos and coats. Plaid circle skirts or mohair lace pencil skirts paired with tweedy knits.
And the fur was flying, as it has been on the runways all week. There were beasty fur coats, fur mittens, fur booties and bags. Rounding out the look were high-heeled Mary Janes with lug soles -- just perfect for the trail (ha!).
There was plenty of tailoring too -- for first fan Michelle Obama and other women (Jessica Alba, Katie Couric, Anjelica Huston and Debra Messing were front row) who rely on Kors for more polished city attire, such as a gray plaid mohair shift dress trimmed in black leather; a suit made up of a black capelet jacket paired with a matching pencil skirt; and a soft leather dress spliced with ribbons of black lace.
For evening, Kors nailed it too. Sleek, crystal-beaded stretch jersey goddess gowns were as timeless as Gable and Lombard.
-- Booth Moore in New York
Photos: Michael Kors' fall 2012 collection. Credit: Top left and right, Richard Drew / Associated Press; Top middle, Stan Honda / AFP/Getty Images; Bottom, Frazer Harrison / Getty Images