Spotlight on Isaac Mizrahi

Isaac Mizrahi

Isaac Mizrahi

Until then, fashion was all craft to me, merely sewing and knitting. That night I started communing with the muses, ones that would appear when I was being creative to show me the way. That night I consciously made the decision to become a fashion designer; those pictures galvanized me into action in pursuit of the career I eventually realized.” ~ Isaac Mizrahi: a retrospective of his work – “Isaac Mizrahi, An Unruly History” opens at the Jewish Museum in New York City on March 18

I have always been charmed by fashion designer, Isaac Mizrahi. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he had aspirations to act but those dreams were coupled with tremendous stage fright. He grew up surrounded by fashion – his father owned a children’s manufacturing company, and his mother had a “major obsession with clothes.” He learned to sew at an early age for his mother’s friends and for himself. But his passion for fashion and design struck him hard in July 1977, with the issue of Vogue Magazine’s special portfolio by Richard Avedon, showing the year’s fall collections. It was those images that inspired Isaac Mizrahi to become a fashion designer – and the acting world’s loss was to become the fashion world’s gain.

 

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Easing into fall with Isaac Mizrahi!

IMGP1523IMGP1525Yes, I know it is still summer, and I am savoring these final days and minutes of summer vacation. But, when you see something super-special for fall, and at such a good price, I think you must get it. That is what happened last week when I saw Isaac Mizrahi Live! on QVC, talking about these fabulous, suede wedges. Says Isaac: “It is great to have a wedge if you don’t have one people have started to discover that they need them in their wardrobe, how it just changes everything.” And the shoe in black? “The black is a must-do. It starts with black.

The wedge is a heel with the lift, and the stability under-foot. And the suede is color-rich and super-chic. Thank you, Isaac Mizrahi, for helping me ease into the fall. Join me?

Photos by Alexandra (round-toe wedges, Isaac Mizrahi Live!; hosiery, Wolford)IMGP1492

 

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