NEW YORK – For the first time in a long time I was back in New York for fashion week, thanks to the team at Michael Kors Singapore I was in town to interview the designer and watch his Spring 2014 runway show.

While Michael, as he’s familiarly referred to by staff, was warm, friendly and surprisingly calm during my brief interview at the ridiculous hour of 8.30am; I’d actually been waiting since 7.30am but that was fine ‒ it was his day after all.

What was just as much fun as watching the shows and interviewing the Project Runway judge, was the “people watching” before, during and after the event … actually, that should really be “celebrity watching” as I managed to snap pics of Karlie Kloss, Karolina Kurkova, Joan Smalls, Kate Mara, Joan Rivers and Anna Wintour.

I also laid my eyes on Katie Holmes, Nicole Ritchie (I think), Grace Coddington and Hamish Bowles, but too many celeb snappers got in my way for me to get anything but fuzzy shots of the back of their heads.

Still, check out my Instagram snaps below for a feel of what it was like at the Michael Kors Spring 2014 show …

Michael Kors before his Spring 2014 runway show, and after.

BLOG backstage at Michael Kors Spring 2014 show MICHAEL KORS

Models at work, well, a preparation … Karolina Kurkova, Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls (yes, she was actually eating).

BLOG backstage at Michael Kors Spring 2014 show MODELS

Editrix Anna Wintour and actor Kate Mara sat front row for the Michael Kors Spring 2014 show.

BLOG backstage at Michael Kors Spring 2014 show KATE ANNA

It’s Joan Rivers … just after I took this shot she roped in a couple of “New York’s finest” for a shot for her own Twitter account!

BLOG backstage at Michael Kors Spring 2014 show JOAN RIVERS

Michael Kors Collection ready-to-wear Spring 2014 collection will be available in Singapore from the new Michael Kors Collection store set to open in March 2014 at Marina Bay Sands. Michael Kors Collection bags and Michael Kors bags, shoes, accessories & ready-to-wear is available from the boutique at Scotts Square. For more information about Michael Kors, go to www.michaelkors.com. You can follow the brand on Facebook at www.facebook.com/michaelkors, on Twitter at @michaelkors, on Instagram at @michaelkors; on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/michaelkors and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/michaelkors. Follow the hashtag #allaccesskors for a behind-the-scenes peak at Michael Kors.