'a labor of love devoted to showing the beauty and ingenuity of Mizrahi’s work' - Jewish Book Council
A landmark survey of the work of Isaac Mizrahi, a trailblazing and influential American fashion designer, artist, and entrepreneur
This richly illustrated companion book to a 2016 exhibition at The Jewish Museum is the first book to examine the life and work of fashion designer, Isaac Mizrahi. Beginning with Isaac Mizrahi’s first fashion collection, which debuted to critical acclaim in 1986, and running through the present day, it presents his signature couture collections.
Mizrahi pioneered the concept of 'high/low' in fashion, and was the first high-end fashion designer to create an accessibly priced mass-market line. Mizrahi approached other complex issues through his designs, as well—mixing questions of beauty and taste with those of race, religion, class, and politics.
Although Mizrahi (b. 1961) is best known for his clothing, the book also explores his work in theatre, film, and television. Three essayists discuss Mizrahi’s place in fashion history, his close connection to contemporary art, and the performative nature of his designs. New photography and large format images bring Mizrahi’s craftsmanship and attention to detail to life, and an interview with the artist offers an intimate perspective on his work.
- Author: Chee Pearlman
- Hardcover: 236 pages | 202 colour and 6 black and white illustrations
- Date published: March 2016
- Language: English
- Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
- ISBN: 978-0300212143
- Product Dimensions: 33.3 x 26.2 x 2.5cm