Michael Kors Fancies Himself a Green Thumb

Michael Kors Fancies Himself a Green Thumb

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Tara Bellucci
Aug 3, 2018

Michael Kors' Greenwich Village apartment is a lot like his eponymous fashion line: put together but not stuffy, classic American with accents from other places. Architectural Digest just toured the home he shares with husband Lance Le Pere.

"We wanted a casual formality," Kors tells AD, "that tug-of-war between practicality and indulgence, comfort and rigor. If it's all one or the other, I'm bored. I can appreciate walking into a room that's magnificent and formal the same way I can appreciate someone in an infanta gown with serious hair and makeup, but at the end of the day both Lance and myself are too relaxed and too American to actually live that way. If I could live my life barefoot, I would be in heaven."

Everyone's got a collection of some sort, and the two-time CFDA award winner is no different. In the video tour, Kors points out that each of the rooms has bowls (bowls, all types of bowls) that are a different theme. The kitchen features black bowls ("looks amazing if you pop lemons into it") and the hang out/office space has warmer bowls.

And it's not just bowls; the couple have a vast collection of photos in their gallery, as well as art from around the world. There's a huge crystal on the dining table, that Kors says give good energy, even though he's not that superstitious (maybe he's been hanging out with Zachary Quinto?).

The biggest luxury in New York is outdoor space, Kors says in the video. The former Project Runway judge fancies himself a bit of a gardener, "though I have a lot of help," he confesses. The penthouse's expansive terrace boasts plenty of greenery, including flowers, a strawberry bush, and herbs in small pots, though couple really only use "a little mint for iced tea."

See more of the penthouse over on Architectural Digest, or in the magazine's September issue.

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