Just as “America’s Next Top Model” is returning this fall with a season of “all stars” (read: also-rans who didn’t win), “Project Runway” is also pulling out its past losers for an all star season, featuring past season runner-ups who are angling for a second chance at top prize. The difference? The all-star show won’t feature any of the “Proj Run” team we’ve come to know and love/loathe. No Michael Kors or Nina Garcia, noi Gunn(!) and no Heidi Klum. Instead, Sports Illustrated model Angela Lindvall will play Heidi’s part and Isaac Mizrahi and Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman will handle judging duties.
So who’s actually going to be competing on the all-star season? Keep reading »
If Brenda Walsh and Kelly Taylor were pissed that they had the same dress for West Beverly’s prom in ’91, imagine how mad they’ll be at Isaac Mizrahi for doing the dress all over again and sending it down the runway. Okay, Mizrahi may not have been out to sabotage Brenda and Kelly’s prom dreams, but a dress that marched down his resort runway did look a hell of a lot like a latter day version of the “90210″ mini with its huge cream bow. Side by side images after the jump. [Shine
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It was the last day of Fashion Week, and despite having to hobble around on heels that made our feet burn, backstage at Isaac Mizrahi’s show was coolishly refreshing. Because Isaac cited “camping on the Upper East Side” of Manhattan as part of the inspiration for his fall collection, makeup artist Val Garland made them look as chilly as they would if they were sleeping outdoors on one of New York’s coldest evenings. She used MAC Prep and Prime powder to matte-ify the skin and create what she called an all-around “frosty and frozen” look, applied Vanilla Eye Shadow to lighten the models’ lids, and used Lip Pencil in Naked, which is actually really wearable and pretty. We’re not sure we’ll go full-on ice queen (or go camping uptown anytime soon), but Val’s perfectly matte, nude lips were inspiring. Keep reading »
Last night I showed up at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, to witness Washington Post fashion writer Robin Givhan and designers Isaac Mizrahi and Ashley Olsen participate in a panel discussion on the future of women’s fashion led by Glamour editor-in-chief Cindi Leive.
With the economy stuck in a recession for more than a year now, the fashion industry has had to make some adjustments and even start new initiatives, like last month’s Fashion’s Night Out, to get people interested in spending again. So, what do these insiders think about where fashion is and where it’s going? Keep reading to hear what they had to say. Keep reading »
There were plenty of celebrities (Kathy Griffin was all up on it) and gorgeous Amazonian girls backstage at Isaac’s show, but this was the only sandwich anyone touched. For those not invited to the event itself, Mizrahi live-streamed the show on his site. What a sweetie. [New York, 09/18/09] Keep reading »
In the midst of New York Fashion Week, we’ve learned a few more details about Bravo’s upcoming show, “The Fashion Show” (the “Project Runway” replacement). The show will pit professional designers against each other for a chance to have their designs sold at a yet-to-be-named major retail outlet. Who will be judging them? Well, a studio audience will have a say, along with hosts Isaac Mizrahi and Kelly Rowland (formerly of Destiny’s Child), and judge Fern Mallis, SVP of IMG Fashion (which runs New York Fashion Week).
So, Mizrahi takes Michael Kors’s place as the “top American designer,” and Mallis fills Nina Garcia’s shoes as the fashion insider. Does that mean Roland is supposed to take over Heidi Klum’s role? If so, she’s gonna need a new, more fitting catchphrase — auf Widersehen just wouldn’t work. Keep reading »
Liz Claiborne scored a coup last year when they snatched fashion designer/talk show host/lover-of-the-head-scarf Isaac Mizrahi from Target, where he reigned for the last five years, bringing in sales of over $300 million a year. We had to wait until his Target contract expired, but he is finally launching his collection, beginning with a few looks this week. So far, the pieces look fun, the standout being the blue-striped number. The appeal of the new line (and the challenge to Isaac) is bringing the cool back to the staid work wear company. I vote he re-launches those awesome Art Deco triangle perfume bottles from the ’80s. That would be rad. [Liz Claiborne: Isaac's Picks] Keep reading »
Do you remember what was playing when you lost your virginity? Someone at The Frisky lost hers to Willie Nelson [Oh, heck, it was me. -- Editor], which is an interesting choice, no? Pierre Bouvier of Simple Plan lost his to Warrant’s “Cherry Pie,” and Cobra Starship’s Ryland Blackinton was listening to the Home Improvement theme song. In a Virgin Mobile survey, 25 percent chose “It’s Your Love” by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill as the best song to lose your virginity to, which is just too sweet. But, like, how many guys have that in their iTunes? That song beat out “Feels Like the First Time” by Foreigner, “Like a Virgin” by Madonna, and “Give It To Me” by Timbaland. Basically, those choices make us want to vomit, they’re so clichÃ©.
Two other interesting, unrelated pieces of information:
The View co-host Sherri Shepherd has her phone set to play Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable” or Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” when her ex calls, and fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi’s phone plays Rihanna’s “Umbrella” whenever his boyfriend calls. [PR Newswire] Keep reading »