December 09, 2010 02:00 PM by Lori Wilson
Like Tim Gunn on Project Runway, Isaac Mizrahi meets with the designers on The Fashion Show Ultimate Collection to help guide their vision and offer his critiques. Unlike Tim Gunn, he also decides who wins each week’s fashion show and who gets eliminated. Isaac Mizrahi has been a big name in fashion for years, but who exactly is he? Keep reading to find out.
According to his bio on Bravo, fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi was born in Brooklyn, New York to a children’s clothing manufacturer and fashion-obsessed mother. Always creative, Isaac studied acting at the High School of Performing Arts, but went to Parsons to study fashion design.
In addition to designing his own fashions, Isaac is the Creative Director of Liz Claiborne New York. Throughout his career he has also created costumes for movies, theatre, dance and opera, wrote a series of comic books called “The Adventures of Sandee the Supermodel,” appeared in “Sex & the City” and “Ugly Betty” and starred in a one-man off-Broadway show called “Les Mizrahi.”
Isaac has been awarded four CFDA awards, including a special award for the 1996 documentary “Unzipped,” which followed the designer as he planned his 1994 collection.
The revolutionary fashion designer launched a lifestyle collection on QVC, which includes Isaac’s favorite things from handbags to cheesecake; he teamed up with Target to launch a collection of clothing and accessories for women; and he opened his first freestanding shop in New York City in 2009, which features Mizrahi’s ready-to-wear, accessory and couture collections.
Now Issac Mizrahi is using his vast knowledge of the world of fashion to help decide the fates of the fashion designers competing on The Fashion Show Ultimate Collection.
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