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Storm-inspired 'chic survival' at Michael Kors

The Associated Press
Modified: February 22, 2013 at 5:53 pm •  Published: February 22, 2013

And no one would lose track of the fluorescent stadium coats trimmed in black leather, or the royal-and-black camo mink coat in snow, rain or wind.

There were plenty of cozier ribbed sweaters to choose from when the designer's brave muses make it home.

Should they have to go out on the town because they have cabin fever: Kors had a black metallic dinner jacket and trousers for men and a black crystal-covered mini sheath with a black peplum train for women.

During Sandy, downtown moved uptown for any signs of nightlife, while it had been the reverse for years. Kors liked the yin-yang he saw when edgy met refined.

"Bright lights, fast city ... urban athleticism meets uptown polish," he further explained in his notes. In that spirit, the former regular judge on "Project Runway" changed his show-day uniform from jeans to cargo pants.

Is Kors himself athletic?

"I am the worst athlete," he said, laughing, "but I have incredible endurance and strength, but no coordination."