He isn't ashamed to admit it: Michael Kors loves him some American Idol. So much so, while in LA shooting his new campaign with Mario Testino and models Carmen Kass and Noah Mills, he dropped in to watch a live taping of the show. The Project Runway judge is seen here giving a standing ovation to contestant David Archuleta's rendition of Smokey Mountain Memories.

According to WWD he's a Dolly devotee too, having used Jolene in his spring 2006 runway show. So a Dolly Parton night on American Idol? Surely it couldn't get much better for the designer!

Oh but it does... it's said Idol producers asked Kors to partake in the show by recording a special message for the Idol Gives Back benefit episode, which will air next week in the US.

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