Award winning fashion designer Michael Kaye finds himself in the precarious position of the Tipping Point with regard to his career in Fashion Design. Every day brings a new set of Challenges, Exciting opportunities and most of all the chance to learn something new. Creating garments for some of America’s most wealthy, powerful, discerning and scrutinized women has driven Michael’s evolution. Whether it be observing the way a cut of bias wool hangs or his hands on approach by running around the streets of New York’s garment center in search of that perfect set of buttons for a client’s suit - it is after all a business.
In 2001 Michael Kaye Couture was formed with the objective of evolving the American Couture Philosophy for today’s lifestyle. He honed his design skills after graduating cum laude from New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology with design positions at Adele Simpson, Scassi Dress, Albert Nipon, Jones New York, Steven Stolman and MICHAEL KAYE NYC - a bridge dress line that was carried at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Jacobsons And Holt Renfrew.
“It is through my passion of cut and fabrics that I am able to create garments of the highest quality,” says Kaye. His creativity ranges from lace, ruffles and bias tartans to sleek modern double-faced crepe dress and coat styles.
Harold Koda, the curator of New York’s Metropolitan Museum Of Art - Costume Institute, chose one of Michael’s tartan evening gowns to become part of this world famous institution’s permanent collection.
In January 2004 Patricia Field of Sex And The City presented Michael with the Fashion Group Int’l “RISING STAR award FOR WOMENS APPAREL.
The Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology recently requested Kaye loan them two of his gowns to be a part of their 2005 exhibition entitled “Glamour”. One of the gowns, a gold leather body gown, is now part of the Fashion Institute of Technology Museum’s permanent collection at the request of museum curator Dr. Valerie Steele.
His editorial to date includes Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides, Modern Bride, Inside Weddings, Town and Country, In Style, Women’s Wear Daily, W, The New York Times, Victoria Magazine, Gotham, Quest, MAR Magazine, and Western Living.
Michael’s view of American couture is an easy modern elegant lifestyle that in a short time period has been embraced by a roster of distinguished women of style: Cece Cord (Best Dressed Hall of Fame Member), Judith Taubman, Lauren Veronis, Judith Taubman Grace Hightower DeNiro, Christine Schwarzman, Muffie Potter Aston, Susan Bodnar, Cynthia Lufkin, Mrs. Emeril Lagasse and Martha Stewart are but a few of his clients.