Isaac Mizrahi was born in
Brooklyn, New York and attended the High School of Performing Arts as
an acting major and studied fashion at the Parsons School of Design.
In 1987, Mizrahi opened his own clothing business and is a three time
CFDA Designer of the Year award winner. In 1998 he closed the ready
to wear company but still designs a shoe collection, a collection of
coats and a collection of fine jewelry Mizrahi has designed costume
for movies, theatre, dance and opera in collaboration with Mark Morris,
Twyla Tharp, Bill T. Jones and Mikhail Baryshnikov.
In 1995, Mizrahi was the subject of the highly acclaimed documentary
Unzipped, directed by Douglas Keeve which won the 1995 Audience
Award for Documentaries at the Sundance film Festival. Distributed by
Miramax Films, the film was screened internationally at the Cannes and
Venice Film Festivals and opened nationally on August 4, 1995. In 1996,
Isaac Mizrahi and Douglas Keeve received a special CFDA Award for bringing
the fashion world to cinema.
In 1997, Mizrahi wrote a series of comic books entitled The Adventures
of Sandee the Supermodel (published by Simon & Schuster), now
in development as a major motion picture with Dreamworks (SKG). He is
also developing a script from Jonathan Ames The Extra Man in association
with Killer Films. He just appeared off-Broadway in his one-man show
entitled Les Mizrahi which was produced by the Drama Department. Mizrahis
interests lie in the entertainment industry as well as in fashion and
he dreams one day of merging the two fields, functioning as the first
Isaac Mizrahis designs for Mark Morris Gong is the third
ballet to enter American Ballet Theatres repertoire since Twyla
Tharps Brief Fling (1990) and Jump Start (1995).