KORS’ CAMPAIGN SWING: “I’ve autographed handbags before, but the only other dress I’ve autographed was for Janet Jackson,” said Michael Kors, Sharpie in hand, as he signed the python strap on a jersey dress worn by Hassie Harrison, great-grandaughter of the late oilman H.L. Hunt. Kors’ signature was in demand Wednesday afternoon at Neiman Marcus in Dallas’ NorthPark Center after he narrated an informal show of spring looks. Harrison selected a bright yellow and white polkadot sheath dress, while Heidi Dillon, founder of a nonprofit called The Fashionistas that is trying to establish a fashion museum in Dallas, ordered two black dresses and a black and cream polkadot silk shantung coat. For instant gratification, Dillon took home Kors’ $13,000 gray mink belted cocoon vest.
“Leave it to Michael to take everyone out of the doldrums,” said Dillon, who was calculating how to finance the fur. “Everyone is bleeding money, so we’ve got to get creative. I’ve got 15 furs, and I think I’ll take some of them to resale shops.”