The inimitable American fashion designer divulges his favorites, from shopping to road trips and swanky, old-school eateries
The Presidio — the trees, the view, and it’s all so close to downtown San Francisco. Amazing!
Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur because of the cliffs, the ocean and the rock formations.
Musso & Frank Grill for the history, the prime rib and the amazing waiters.
Melvyn’s is a Palm Springs legend and the people-watching is amazing! It’s a slice of Hollywood history.
Ketel One on the rocks, no fruit.
The Original Farmers Market at The Grove — the one and only from 1934. You’d think Barbara Stanwyck might be there buying groceries.
Sunnylands [near] Palm Springs is like heaven on earth.
Where do you go to let loose?
Tramp Stamp Granny’s [in Hollywood].
What do you wear by day?
I have a uniform that works almost everywhere in the world: dark Michael Kors jeans, a black Michael Kors T-shirt or black crewneck cashmere sweater, and black or gray sneakers.
What do you wear in the evening?
I’ll add a bespoke black jacket from Kilgore London and black crocodile Tod’s driving loafers to my uniform.
March in San Francisco. It makes even a noncook want to redo their kitchen from top to bottom.
Which sunglasses do you wear?
Michael Kors aviators or vintage Ray-Ban aviators.
Highway 1 driving over Bixby Creek Bridge in Big Sur. There’s a reason it’s so famous.
What car do you drive?
Mercedes-Benz E-Class convertible.
Favorite must-have from your fall collection?
Our new Michael Kors Collection Monogramme bag works with everything from jeans to a dress and it will only get better with time.
What is California’s biggest contribution to style?
The seasonless laid-back luxury.
Feature image: BIXBY CREEK BRIDGE in Big Sur. Photo by Sam Goodgame/Unsplash.
This story originally appeared in the September 2019 issue of C Magazine.
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