Checking Out Films and Fashion with Isaac Mizrahi

From i.m. shorts for l.c.

When Isaac Mizrahi hit Target in 2002, women around the country fell in love. He was one of the first high-end designers to call attention to fashion at mass-market retailers, and when he announced his departure, many mourned. Fortunately, his transition to Liz Claiborne keeps his fab designs accessible to everyone.

A wellspring of creativity, Mizrahi's innovation isn't limited to clothing. We recently had the chance to view three mock-umentary film shorts featuring backstage footage from the Liz Claiborne Fall '09 ad campaign (above). Just like the designer himself, they were playful, cheeky and full of life, and added a fun new twist to fashion campaigns.

All three shorts–The Gardens, Trains & Buses and Supermarkets & Movie Theaters–are on YouTube now (Trains & Buses is my favorite) or you can see Isaac talking about his inspiration behind the fall collection for Liz Claiborne (hint: flappers and lumberjacks!) here.

P.S. Mizrahi's love of color isn't limited to fabric. Check out the toenail polish he sported at the event!
Isaac toes

–Becky Ellis

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