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It’s been 30 years since Isaac Mizrahi was anointed “hottest new designer” by the New York Times, a year after launching his eponymous line, and though his career has had highs and lows, the designer has retained a remarkable capacity for reinvention. He was a pioneer, in what is now a well-trodden path, in democratizing fashion by designing a collection for Target; since 2009 he has been a popular fixture on the home shopping channel QVC. An innate performer (as a child he impersonated Barbara Streisand and Judy Garland, and later studied drama at Manhattan’s Fiorello LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts), he has molded himself into a celebrated wit as a judge on Project Runway: All Stars, and with a cabaret show he first performed at New York’s famed Café Carlyle in 2018, and repeated earlier this year. His acclaimed 1995 documentary, Unzipped, was widely hailed as the kind of insider’s view of fashion that Robert Altman’s Ready to Wear wanted to be. His candid new book, I.M., may do the same for fashion memoirs. Mizrahi describes it as “one or the two or three great accomplishments of my life.” Given his many achievements, that is saying something Below are Isaac Mizrahi's favorite books, available to purchase individually or as a set. See the full list...
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