There was a reason why Michael Kors was beaming slightly more than normal at his Lincoln Center show on Wednesday morning, and it wasn't simply because Bette Midler gave him a peck on the cheek before the models started walking the runway. This marks Kors' 30th year in fashion, and his New York Fashion Week show may have been a birthday party without balloons or confetti (and definitely no cake), but there was plenty of sparkle. Kors makes fashion look easy. His pieces are basic and unfussy, but anything but boring. There is an art to making clothes that look this effortless, and Kors has an eye for slicing away the extraneous. Charcoal suits were flawless and sexy leather shifts, cashmere sweaters, and slinky jersey dresses all spoke to Kors love of luxury. Tailoring and draping were immaculate, and there was even a bit more flesh than normal with daring slits and exposed shoulders. There is a reason why his front row was lined with celebs, and it's more than his "Project Runway" fame. Kors makes beautiful, simple clothes.