Isaac Mizrahi

Overview

At only four years old, Isaac Mizrahi loved to watch his mother make and alter clothes. He never wanted things like bicycles and baseball mitts. Instead, he wanted to learn how to clip out pieces of fabric and stitch them together into garments. Going with his mother to New, York City department stores like Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue was also great fun for Mizrahi.

In 1987, when he was twenty-five, Mizrahi presented his first collection, and it was a hit among ...

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Overview

At only four years old, Isaac Mizrahi loved to watch his mother make and alter clothes. He never wanted things like bicycles and baseball mitts. Instead, he wanted to learn how to clip out pieces of fabric and stitch them together into garments. Going with his mother to New, York City department stores like Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue was also great fun for Mizrahi.

In 1987, when he was twenty-five, Mizrahi presented his first collection, and it was a hit among fashion editors and top retailers. Since then, Mizrahi has designed everything from clothes and furniture to potpourri and dog food, and his long list of clientele include MaDonna, Liza Minelli, and even First Lady Michelle Obama.

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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Eileen Kuhl
"Profiles in Fashion" is a fascinating series that brings to life the personalities of five contemporary fashion designers, including Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang and Isaac Mizrahi. Did you know Marc Jacobs wore a skirt to one of his runway shows, or that Vera Wang only became interested in design when she could not find a wedding dress, or that Isaac Mizrahi was expelled from a yeshiva school? The volumes describe the personal lives and economic details of the multi-million-dollar business of these high-profile designers. They discuss the designer's cultural background, childhood, family, work history and education. The various authors describe the early influences that inspired the designers to pursue this career and provide details of the philosophy each designer uses to make their clothing unique. Obstacles faced by each designer as they began their early careers and the important achievements and awards each has received in this competitive industry is also included. All of the authors of this series are newspaper journalists and the writing is clear and well organized. Color photos are included and give readers a feel for the time period and the types of clothing and accessories the designers created but they are not all photos of the artist's work. Important terms in fashion are included. A bibliography, timeline and web sites are an added resource. The titles will appeal to readers who are interested in becoming designers or involved in the fashion industry. Readers will learn the education, hard work and business background necessary to compete in this field as well as gain a few tips on the best way to enhance their personal style. These titles will do well in the browsing collection of middle, high school and public libraries. Reviewer: Eileen Kuhl
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599351520
  • Publisher: Morgan Reynolds Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Series: Profiles in Fashion Series
  • Pages: 111
  • Sales rank: 1,414,618
  • Age range: 12 - 15 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Different from the Start 11

Chapter 2 Learning the Rag Trade 23

Chapter 3 Run of the Runway 35

Chapter 4 The Big Fall 53

Chapter 5 Conquering New Worlds 65

Chapter 6 Returning to the Fold 77

Timeline 92

Sources 99

Bibliography 106

Web sites 109

Index 110

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