Michael Kors goes retro with the ultimate ’70s-inspired collection for Pre-Fall

“It’s the Village People, but there are no tambourines,” said the designer. The Michael Kors Pre-Fall 2019 collection was colorful, sparkle-strewn, and dripping-in-Mongolian-lamb-fur, an ode to the neighborhood Kors fell in love with in the 1970s.

For Pre-Fall, he’s traded in the sandals and swimwear for dandyish tailoring, crushed satin and floral embroidered tea dresses, oversize shades, and sky-high snakeskin platforms with bands of glitter wrapping their soles. A leopard-spot ponyhair trench wasn’t leopard spot at all but his cat’s paw prints.

The collection spotlighted brass-buttoned military coats and one knockout dress in black stretch matte jersey with jet crystal embroidery and a midriff cut-out—the sexy, athletic answer to the playful eccentricity elsewhere.