PHOTOS: Is Michael Kors’ Resort Collection Inspired By His Perma-Tan?

To know Michael Kors is to know a very tanned man. Even during the February shows, his skin glows like a bright orange beacon backstage. On most, this would be, as they say, “not a good look,” but Kors has the sunny personality to back it up — plus, as he puts it, “Now that Valentino has retired…someone must wave the too tanned flag.” And wave it he does.

In fact, his love of a bronzed glow extends as far as his designs, it seems, since his latest offering, the “Palm Springs modern” resort collection, is cast in shades of aqua, geranium, black, white, and — you guessed it — suntan.

Tan chubby fur vests are styled atop tan ’70s pantsuits; tan is paired with Pepto pink and coupled with graphic black and white; ribbed tan sweaters are layered on tan leather skirts; even a caf-tan makes it into the mix. Inspired by the leggier styles? We suggest a swipe of Kors’ own leg bronzer so you can a little piece of the designer’s signature glow.

See the whole collection in the gallery below, and if you can’t get enough Kors, read up on his preteen basement boutique, the cause to which he donated $5 million this year, and the billions more his company is worth:

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