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Studio 54 co-founder says Michael Kors is exploiting the club with new fashion line

It's alleged that Kors never attended the New York institution 

Michael Kors has released a Fall collection which is inspired by Studio 54, the former New York clubbing institution. 

However the release of the collection has received backlash from Studio 54 co-founder Ian Schrager, who claims Kors never attended the venue.

In a comment on Instagram, Schrager explained, "I don't believe Michael Kors was ever at Studio 54. I certainly don't remember him as he made no impression. This is nothing more than an obvious exploitation by a garment center person to sell some clothes that has nothing to do with Studio or what it was about." 

The comment came as a reaction to an inteview for Interview Mag between Kors and Andre Leon Talley which was posted on Instagram. Part of the caption reads: Fashion royalty Michael Kors and Andre Leon Talley reminisce about their wild nights at Studio 54, the inspiration for Kors's latest collection." 

The likes of Warhol, David Bowie and Freddie Mercury used to frequent the Studio 54 dancefloor, which was known to be a hedonistic party paradise. The Kors collection, which doesn't come without a hefty price tag, features a crushed silk blouse with the Studio 54 logo, as well as flared pants - a favourite with the disco crowd. 

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