Designer Isaac Mizrahi never shies away from the spotlight. This time, his work is being celebrated in an exhibition at The Jewish Museum in New York titled “Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History.” The event runs from March 8 through Aug. 7.
The exhibit includes more than 250 of his creations, from clothing to accessories and footwear, since he launched the label in 1987. The core of the collection features iconic designs from his clothing label (1987-98), semi-couture collections (2003-2011) and his exclusive line for Target (2002-2008).
While apparel has been the focus of Mizrahi’s work, he’s often footnoted his collections with his signature shoe designs. Included in the exhibit are his spring 2010 Spring Heeled Heels, a high-heel ankle wrap-style set on an unexpected metal heel. He’s also done a take on rain booties, covering an elegant leather pump with tulle, acetate and plastic, as shown in his fall 2010 collection.
The designer has also given his footwear a luxe touch, using fur on everything from slides to boots. For his fall 2009 collection, Mizrahi added leather and mink details to slides, while he used fox on the collar of a high-heel bootie in his fall 2007 collection.
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For those who want to see the designer in action, they can check out his appearances on shopping channel QVC, where he sells his Isaac Mizrahi Live! collection, as well as on “Project Runway All Stars,” where he serves as a judge.