New York Fashion Week Spring 2013: Michael Kors Draws Celeb Crowd

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Project Runway judge and fashion designer Michael Kors presented his Spring 2013 collection to a star-studded audience on Wednesday.

On hand to view the '60s-inspired sporty collection were fellow designer Rachel Zoe, Michael Douglas and wife Catherine Zeta Jones, Marisa Tomei, Katherine McPhee, Camilla Belle and more.

After the runway show, the beloved designer's celebrity fans -- many sporting his designs -- stopped backstage to congratulate him, giving us a chance to get a closer look at their fab outfits. Our pics for best-dressed backstage include Tomei, looking glam in gold brocade pants and a black tuxedo jacket; McPhee, in a breezy tangerine tunic with gold detailing; and Olivia Munn in a simple yet sexy green shift.

And what about the fashion on the runway?

Known for his classic all-American style, Kors' spring collection was all about primary colors and preppy patterns and prints.

Bright pops of red, green and blue freshened up go-with-everything neutrals black, white and khaki, while gold accents upped the elegance of the sporty looks.

Patterns played a role, with Kors bringing back a fresh take on watercolor designs and color blocking along with classic houndstooth and striped patterns. Like many other designers this season, Kors played with patterns, mixing vertical and horizontal stripes and wide and thin stripes. Our favorite idea was the black and white pleated skirt with solid black strips breaking up thin and thick striped panels.

And while we can never get enough stripes and color for spring, we loved the edgier twists that Kors sprinkled throughout the collection, from leather shifts and sexy cut-outs to exposed zippers and grommet detailing.

Kors also played with texture to great effect, adding sequins to spice up stripes and monochromatic looks and pleats to add swing to A-line skirts.

Our final verdict: From Palm Beach and Beverly Hills to Connecticut, Kors offered the preppy set plenty of fun options for spring. Expect to see celeb fans like Gwyneth Paltrow, McPhee and Zeta Jones appearing in some of the styles Kors showed on the runway.

Check out the gallery to see more celebs backstage at the Michael Kors Spring 2013 show.

 

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