24 May ISAAC MIZRAHI: AN UNRULY HISTORY at THE JEWISH MUSEUM
Isaac Mizrahi is well known for his designs at Target and more recently on QVC. He is synonymous with using bright colors, eclectic designs and cutting edge silhouettes. Isaac’s show on QVC, “Isaac Mizrahi Live” is a weekly segment on Monday evenings from 9PM – 10 PM (www.QVC.com). It highlights “ready to wear” whether it is going to work or having plans for the evening. Missy and plus sizes are represented as he has always said he loves women and dressing them makes them not only feel good about themselves but allows him to be a part of how they present themselves. His line also focuses on a wide array of footwear, accessories and makeup. True, Isaac’s line on QVC, represents skincare, makeup and nail care that was developed by an esthetician and reflects his passion for color.
Not only is Mr. Mizrahi involved with the fashion industry but his gift of design has been carried through to several other projects that the he is involved with.
Isaac Mizrahi Craft is a line of yarn, by Premier Yarns, that are inspired by all that is New York. From the Universities to Broadway to Central Park, NY City Yarn Collection affords one an array of colors and textures needed for any project. The newest addition to this collection is the Baby Yarn. This yarn is great for baby blankets, sweaters and booties. This line is exclusive to Michael’s Arts and Crafts (www.michaels.com).
If all of those projects did not keep Mr. Mizrahi busy enough, he additionally has a line partnered with 1-800-Flowers (www.1800flowers.com). This exclusive collection incorporates floral prints which he is well known for, with a collection of unique flower arrangements, plants and gifts. Some of the gifts include travel cosmetic sets, wallets and note cards.
IMNYC – Isaac Mizrahi New York City, is a clothing line exclusive to Lord & Taylor (www.lordandtaylor.com) as well as Hudson’s Bay Department Stores (www.hudsonsbaycompany.com). It is a refined, yet fun array of slacks, skirts and tops.
Isaac Mizrahi was born in 1961 in Brooklyn, NY. He attended the Yeshiva of Flatbush before he transferred to the New York City’s of Performing Arts followed by the Parsons School of Design.
Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History is the first exhibition in a museum that focuses on Isaac Mizrahi, an American fashion designer who has been extremely influential. Not only is Mr. Mizrahi a fashion designer but an artist and entrepreneur. He is best known for his clothing designs but he has also acted, directed, created set designs, costume designs, writing as well as starring in a cabaret performance. Isaac Mizrahi’s first collection was debuted in 1988. His collections consists of lace and taffeta as well as formal, casual, evening and sportswear. The exhibit focuses on his clothing line from 1987-1988, the semi-couture collections from 2003-2011 and the line that he made for Target from 2002-2008. The exhibit consists of various hats, jewelry , shoes, clothing, accessories and costumes that he designed for the theater, opera and the Mark Morris Dance Group. Additionally, there is a 10 minute video montage of Mizrahi’s life and career spotlighting each aspect of his accomplishments. This exhibit runs from March 18, 2016 through August 7, 2016 at The Jewish Museum. It is most appropriate for ages 10 and up and museum admission is free on Saturdays however the restaurant and gift shop are closed. The museum is located at 5th Avenue and 92nd Street, New York City.
For those of you who are interested in fashion: the looks, the roots and the mindset that goes in to each individual design, this is an exhibit to be seen. Additionally, there are other exhibits that showcase the Jewish religion and the intricate detail of each holiday. The exhibits are housed on three floors of the museum which is accessible by stairs and elevators.