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Uncategorized / December 4, 2017

With Klein for two years, Hampton went to work with Michael Kors, another master of American sportswear, on the ICB line and then Kors for Michael Kors. Her praise for the man who has taken both Europe (for his Celine designs) and America by storm (he won the CFDA Women’s Wear Designer of the Year in 1999) is lavish: “He’s a wonderful person, fun to be with. He loves clothes.”When she met an American and decided to marry, “I gave Michael a season’s notice. He made my wedding dress from a Celine pattern.”Kors taught Hampton about luxury – luxury finishes, luxury materials – and injecting her own classic designs with a slight twist. “He used to say: “Where’s the Look?’ or “What makes it different?’ He made it all so much fun. Some people are soooooo serious.” Hampton’s clothes are serious, but like Kors, she has injected them with wit and priced them well. The best pieces, so far, are the ones that are Kors-referential such as a chocolate brown, glove-leather tiered peasant skirt worn with a hand-knit, chocolate-colored sweater made from a triple-ply Italian cashmere. Delish. The dresses, meanwhile, in limited styles, are body-skimming and require some height and…