Isaac Mizrahi is a fashion and costume designer, TV presenter, actor, and currently the subject of an exhibition at the Jewish Museum in New York City. He’s totally out there in the best sense of the word — smart, witty, and supremely confident.
I met him at a trunk show 20 years ago. I remember the day because it was a snowstorm and I wore big, clumsy boots. On my way into Bergdorf Goodman, two women stepped out of a limousine wearing sling-back pumps. It was one of those moments when you realize you’d like a limousine.
Isaac and I had a little chat on a couple of subjects I would like to share:
#1. Feel free about separating a suit. Wear the skirt with a sweater. Wear the pants with a shirt. Just make sure to dry clean them together.
#2. There are many shades of black and they don’t have to match.
#3. If you think “I could never wear that” you should try it on.
#4. Pink shoes mean you have plenty of black shoes in your closet.