The spring 2012 collection of Michael Kors is modeled during Fashion Week in New York on Sept. 14. (Richard Drew/AP)

Michael Kors Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear collection during New York Fashion Week. (Maria Valentino/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)

For the runway, hairstylist Orlando Pita created gorgeously messy fishtail braids woven with leather strands, a touch that completed Kors’s vision of a luxe African holiday. Among those getting a front-row seat for the adventure: Zoe Saldana, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Courtney Love, a dashing (and solo) Michael Douglas and the ubiquitous Rachel Zoe.


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