Isaac Mizrahi spills the beans on Audrey Hepburn and Liza Minnelli in ‘crazy’ new memoir

Isaac Mizrahi has released a new memoir, reflecting on his life and career 32 years after the release of his debut collection.The American designer worked for Perry Ellis and Calvin Klein before launching his signature collection in 1987 and, eight yea…

Isaac Mizrahi has released a new memoir, reflecting on his life and career 32 years after the release of his debut collection.

The American designer worked for Perry Ellis and Calvin Klein before launching his signature collection in 1987 and, eight years later, was the focus of New York-based fashion documentary Unzipped.

Having kept journals since 1996, the fashion star opens up about a variety of celebrity encounters, including dressing Audrey Hepburn and his first meeting with Liza Minnelli.

The Project Runway: All Stars judge reflected on the process of writing the book, titled I.M., suggesting that putting pen to paper came naturally to him.

“Just give me the opportunity to (talk) and I will. I’m kind of the perfect reality show talk show guest,” he confessed to WWD. “I overshare.

“When I took the job, my mother said, ‘Oh darling, if you’re going to do this you have to tell the truth.’ I thought. ‘Wow, that is great advice coming from this 90-year-old lady.’ Then I would call her to say, ‘Remember that time when duh, duh, duh’ and she would say ‘Oh no you can’t tell that story.’”

Mizrahi went on to call the seven-year process a “great feeling,” but admitted that he “understands why writers drink and abuse stuff”.

“It is crazy, crazy commitment,” the 57-year-old mused. “The funny thing is once you do commit and you get yourself into it for a few days, there is no coming out of it. It’s like a drug — you want more and more and more.

“People procrastinate (but) after a while, you’ll just have to do it. If you keep putting it off and allowing yourself to put it off, at some point you’ll say, ‘OK, now I’m ready.’”

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Naomi Campbell ‘honoured’ to re-wear Marc Jacobs’ grunge design

Naomi Campbell has been tapped to model a Marc Jacobs design that she first wore 25 years ago.On Wednesday (07Nov18), Marc announced that he was re-issuing the grunge collection he launched while working for Perry Ellis in 1992, with the controversial …

Naomi Campbell has been tapped to model a Marc Jacobs design that she first wore 25 years ago.

On Wednesday (07Nov18), Marc announced that he was re-issuing the grunge collection he launched while working for Perry Ellis in 1992, with the controversial line famously leading to his dismissal from the U.S. clothing brand.

Naomi was one of the models who debuted the original range at New York Fashion Week, and on Thursday, she took to Instagram to share a photo of her posing in a new version of the same outfit she wore on the catwalk, with the ensemble included in the Redux Grunge Collection 1993/2018.

“I wore this outfit 25 years ago!! I am honoured to wear it again MARC JACOBS GRUNGE !!! #ReduxGrunge @marcjacobs@themarcjacobs,” she captioned the snap, which shows her wearing a white T-shirt, black lace tights, wrap dress printed with lemon design, Dr. Martens boots, and a striped beanie.

Marc’s original runway show also featured Kate Moss, Christy Turlington, Tyra Banks, and Kristen McMenamy.

In the latest campaign, the designer has also cast Kristen’s 24-year-old daughter Lily McMenamy, who wears a replica of her mother’s grunge outfit – a lilac shirt with a cartoon character printed on the top, a pair of matching leggings, a black blazer and beanie.

“To introduce #ReduxGrunge, @LilyMcMenamy is wearing the exact look her mom, Kristen McMenamy wore when she closed the original Grunge collection as the groom to Kate Moss’ bride. Lily brings her own character, energy, and spirit to the same look 25 years later photographed by Juergen Teller for our Marc Jacobs Grunge Redux 1993/2018,” the 55-year-old captioned a post of Lily standing in the ensemble.

In the new lookbook, models including Gigi Hadid, Slick Woods, Binx Walton and Adut Akech also sport outfits from the 26-piece collection.

“The Grunge collection epitomised the first time in my professional career I was unwavering in my determination to see my vision come to life on the runway, without creative compromise,” Marc added in a statement.

The collection is now available to pre-order online, with the full range going on sale on 15 November.

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