Looking Back At My First (and longtime) Client: Michael Kors

 Glenn Gissler - Blog - 2015 - kors5-copy


“I want to have my own business within five years”.


That was my mantra when I moved to New York City in 1984.

I had completed my studies in Art & Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design in the Spring of that year, and with the enthusiasm and naivete of youth I moved to the big city with big ambitions!

Boldly going forth without giving this saying a passing thought;


“Be careful what you wish for!”


In late Summer of 1987 a young fashion designer asked me to design the new offices and showroom for his growing company: His name was Michael Kors, and he was my first client…