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Sunday with Isaac Mizrahi

Demeter Clarc Manners Moment: shoot the messenger

There is a scene in Unzipped where one of Mizrahi’s minions tentatively approaches him with the latest issue of WWD featuring Gaultier’s collection based on a similar Nanook of the North theme.  Isaac reacts to the catastrophe by venting his frustration on the meek messenger.  “Don’t show these things to me I’ve not been looking at it.  Just don’t show it to me.  You showed it to me.  It’s like you took some evil pleasure in it.”

Mizrahi articulated with flare what most of us scream inside when someone takes the liberty of farting on our day by passing along a hateful criticism traded behind our back.  Best to never repeat something that will hurt someone’s feelings.  The person on the receiving end won’t forget the sting of the news or where it originated.  As a general rule, don’t ever start a sentence with, “Girl you know what she said about you?”On the flipside, don’t talk shit unless you are prepared to say it to the person’s face because TRUST no one will listen to the advice above.  At the first opportunity, the tattler will tattle with delight.


Spring 2012 RTW: Good Gowns Part One

Oscar de la RentaSt. JohnZac PosenIsaac MizrahiChristian CotaJenny PackhamMarchesaNorma KamaliL’Wren ScottChristian SirianoCarolina Herrera

FALL 2011 RTW: day dresses part two

FALL 2011 RTW: blue


Today begins Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week where designers will present their spring 2011 collections.  Get in the mood by viewing arguably the best fashion movie ever made: Unzipped. This movie is old; it documents Isaac Mizrahi’s 1994 fall ready-to-wear collection.  Doesn’t matter, it holds up.  Filmed during the apex of the supermodel era, Unzipped is jam packed with cameos: Sandra Bernard, Cindy Crawford, Kate Moss, Carla Bruni, Naomi Campbell, Helena Christensen, Shalom Harlow, Amber Valletta, Eartha Kitt, and a tantrum-throwing Linda Evangelista (among many others). Mizrahi charms as his chubby nervous-nelly self, and his team of sycophants carve their own unique roles in this (pre-reality TV boom) documentary.  Endlessly quotable, this is an unmissable fashion cult classic.