Michael Kors

For his 30th anniversary runway show, Michael Kors created a collection that referenced each era he’s been designing. “I started in the late ‘70s so there’s definitely the decadent kind of sporty attitude of the late ‘70s, there’s the athleticism of the ‘80s, you’ll see the simplicity of the ‘90s, the outright exuberance of the last decade. In a post-modern way, it’s mixing all that up,” he told us backstage. “It’s my love letter to making women feel confident, taller, thinner, sexy and comfortable.” The collection included clothes that are made for women to feel confident—sexy skirts that fell below the knee but included a thigh-high slit, coats that elongate the figure, and trousers and separates in grays, blacks, whites, skin-tone matching cocoas and nudes, and even some pops of red. “The collection was fabulous,” said InStyle fashion director Cindy Weber Cleary. “It combined all of his signatures into expertly-edited, upbeat production.” Click through the gallery to see the entire Michael Kors collection.

— Sharon Clott, with reporting by Nakisha Williams