Fast Facts

  • Began designing clothes at age 13 for his mother's friends.
  • Opened his own design business in 1987. Won numerous awards from the Council of Fashion Designers of America, including Designer of the Year.
  • Earned an Emmy nomination in 1993 for Best Costume Design for his work in Liza Minnelli Live from Radio City Music Hall.
  • The documentary Unzipped chronicled the making of his fall 1994 collection.
  • Wrote a series of comic books, The Adventures of Sandee the Supermodel.
  • Teamed up with Target in 2003, becoming one of the first high-end designers to create affordable clothing for the masses and inspiring other designers, including Vera Wang and Nicole Miller, to follow suit.
  • Named the creative director of Liz Claiborne in 2008.
  • Launched a lifestyle collection, Isaac Mizrahi Live!, on QVC in 2009. The brand features all of his favorite things, from apparel to home goods to cheesecakes.
  • Has appeared as himself in a number of scripted series, including Spin City, Sex and the City, Ugly Betty and Gossip Girl.

Awards

  • 1993, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Achievement in Costume Design for a Variety or Music Program: Nominee

Relationships

  • Douglas Keeve — Ex-significant Other
  • Sarah Mizrahi — Mother
  • Zeke Mizrahi — Father
  • Arnold Germer — Husband

College

  • Attended Parsons School of Design, New York, NY