Watch Barry Manilow Perform 'Copacabana' for Michael Kors NYFW Finale
Barry Manilow made a surprise appearance at New York Fashion Week on Wednesday morning (Feb. 13), closing out Michael Kors' Fall 2019 show with a glittering rendition of his hit "Copacabana."
The show's theme was "dreaming," reflected in both the decor (disco balls and chandeliers hung overhead) and the 74 looks showcased, from oversize fur jackets to sparkly evening gowns. Kors also made sure to soundtrack the show -- which featured garments with the famed Studio 54 logo and a cameo from '70s supermodel Patti Hansen -- with disco-inspired hits from Chic, Donna Summer and The Pointer Sisters, recruiting Manilow for an epic finale.
“Barry Manilow is a legend and 'Copacabana' was one of the iconic songs of my youth,” Michael Kors tells Billboard in a statement. “It was such a thrill to have him perform at my Fall 2019 show.”
Manilow's performance was appriopriately backdropped by gold fringe, with the singer sporting a bedazzled orange leather jacket (with "Copa" emblazoned on the back, naturally) as models joined him one-by-one on stage for the show-closing dance party. Though Manilow had never been to a fashion show before, he knew performing at Michael Kors' show was an opportunity he couldn't pass up.
“When Michael called and gave me his vision for his upcoming fashion show and asked if I would come perform 'Copacabana,' I was very flattered -- how could I say no?" Manilow adds. "It was a thrilling experience, and I was happy to be a part of it."
New York may not be the hottest spot north of Havana in February, but music and passion were definitely the fashion at Michael Kors' New York Fashion week show.
Check out Manilow's full "Copacabana" performance, exclusively on Billboard, above.