Isaac Mizrahi: The Quintessential New York Designer & His Legendary Looks

Isaac Mizrahi: The Quintessential New York Designer & His Legendary Looks

Installation view of the exhibition Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History, March 18-August 7, 2016. Photo by: Will Ragozzino/SocialShutterbug.com

Installation view of the exhibition Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History, March 18-August 7, 2016. Photo by: Will Ragozzino/SocialShutterbug.com

Isaac Mizrahi, the iconic and quintessential New York designer is the subject of 'Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History' currently on view at The Jewish Museum.  The exhibit which isn't a retrospective, but more of a check-in, walks us through some of his best design moments. A rainbow-drenched visual spectacle, museum-goers are treated to some of his most fabulous runway frocks and dazzling theatre costumes from his Broadway career. The Brooklyn native took the New York fashion world by storm in the late '80s with his namesake line and evolved into a cultural connoisseur through unconventional and game-changing career choices. From starring in the notorious fashion doc 'Unzipped', being a pioneer designer to partner with Target in the 2000s, hosting his eponymous talk show, giving fashion crits on 'Project Runway', and headlining his current QVC show 'Isaac Mizrahi Live'. From start to finish the exhibit serves as a true lesson in fashion history on how not to follow the rules but blaze your own trail. 

Catch the final weeks of 'Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History' at The Jewish Museum on view through August 7, 2016. 

Installation view of the exhibition Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History, March 18-August 7, 2016. Photo by: Will Ragozzino/SocialShutterbug.com

Installation view of the exhibition Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History, March 18-August 7, 2016. Photo by: Will Ragozzino/SocialShutterbug.com

Installation view of the exhibition Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History, March 18-August 7, 2016. Photo by: Will Ragozzino/SocialShutterbug.com

Installation view of the exhibition Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History, March 18-August 7, 2016. Photo by: Will Ragozzino/SocialShutterbug.com

Installation view of the exhibition Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History, March 18-August 7, 2016. Photo by: Will Ragozzino/SocialShutterbug.com

Installation view of the exhibition Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History, March 18-August 7, 2016. Photo by: Will Ragozzino/SocialShutterbug.com

Installation view of the exhibition Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History, March 18-August 7, 2016. Photo by: Will Ragozzino/SocialShutterbug.com

Installation view of the exhibition Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History, March 18-August 7, 2016. Photo by: Will Ragozzino/SocialShutterbug.com

Installation view of the exhibition Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History, March 18-August 7, 2016. Photo by: Will Ragozzino/SocialShutterbug.com

Installation view of the exhibition Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History, March 18-August 7, 2016. Photo by: Will Ragozzino/SocialShutterbug.com

Installation view of the exhibition Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History, March 18-August 7, 2016. Photo by: Press Office Cardarelli

Installation view of the exhibition Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History, March 18-August 7, 2016. Photo by: Press Office Cardarelli

Baby Bjorn Ball Gown, fall 1998 Duchess satin strapless ball gown and matching baby carrier.  Photograph © Jason Frank Rothenberg

Baby Bjorn Ball Gown, fall 1998
Duchess satin strapless ball gown and matching baby carrier.  Photograph © Jason Frank Rothenberg

Isaac Mizrahi, Totem Pole Gown, fall 1991. Embroidered wool flannel, chamois gloves. Photograph © Jason Frank Rothenberg

Isaac Mizrahi, Totem Pole Gown, fall 1991. Embroidered wool flannel, chamois gloves. Photograph © Jason Frank Rothenberg

Desert Storm, fall 1991. Silk georgette camouflage-printed halter dress. Photograph © Jason Frank Rothenberg

Desert Storm, fall 1991. Silk georgette camouflage-printed halter dress. Photograph © Jason Frank Rothenberg

Extreme Kilt, Stewart plaid cashmere flannel gown, fall 1989. Photograph © Jason Frank Rothenberg

Extreme Kilt, Stewart plaid cashmere flannel gown, fall 1989. Photograph © Jason Frank Rothenberg

Blackbird, Star of David belt, ostrich-feather hood, stretch wool jersey bodysuit, stretch wool jersey pants, suede and brass belt, Fall 1991. Photograph: Jason Frank Rothenberg.

Blackbird, Star of David belt, ostrich-feather hood, stretch wool jersey bodysuit, stretch wool jersey pants, suede and brass belt, Fall 1991. Photograph: Jason Frank Rothenberg.

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