This lavishly illustrated companion book to a 2016 exhibition at The Jewish Museum looks at 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 though 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. The result is a spirited discourse on high versus low, modern glamour, and contemporary culture. Three essayists discuss Mizrahi’s place in fashion history, his close connection to contemporary art, and the performative nature of his designs. New photography brings Mizrahi’s fashions to life, and an interview with the artist offers an intimate perspective on his kaleidoscopic work in diverse media.
- Author: Chee Pearlman
- Hardcover: 236 pages
- Date published: March 2016
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0300212143
- Product Dimensions: 33.3 x 26.2 x 2.5cm
Find out more about this exhibition by exploring our pinterest board with installation shots and reviews of the show.