Making The Rounds With Isaac Mizrahi

I hear it from a fabulous source that designer Isaac Mizrahi is getting to be quite the museum hound.

The irrepressible and peripatetic fashion designer, and star of the new Bravo TV reality series “The Fashion Show” (the “Project Runway” replacement), last week unveiled his creation for The Nature Conservancy’s ‘Design for a Living World’ at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Isaac was one of ten visionary designers chosen to work with The Nature Conservancy properties to create a product from sustainable local natural materials. The Divine Mr. M chose to collaborate with Alaskan fisheries and made a shimmering cocktail dress and long flowing coat from salmon skin – talk about going green! To top it off, he also created a sexy pair of jeweled stiletto high heels from salmon leather (put that on my Christmas list Santa!).

Next up is his keynote speaker stint at the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton during their annual Landscape Pleasure Garden Tour Weekend. He will take the Hamptons stage with celebrated interior designer Charlotte Moss for a lively conversation about color, which Mizrahi calls “food for the spirit.”
A leader in the fashion business for almost twenty years, Mizrahi has pushed the boundaries of the industry like no other. Creative Director for the Liz Claiborne brand, radio and television talk-show host, and author of “How to Have Style,” Mizrahi has been awarded four CFDA awards and is responsible for great fashions both domestically and internationally.

A Parrish trustee since 2002 and co-chair of Landscape Pleasures, Moss is founder of Charlotte Moss Interior Design, the author of six books, and the designer of houses throughout the United States and Canada. Her design work has been featured in numerous publications and more than a dozen decorator showhouses near and far.

With his quick wit and their combined passion for color and design, this conversation is sure to be a crowd pleaser. You can register for the tour and the talk at www.parrishart.org. I’ll be making the rounds during the tour and will have time to chat with Isaac and Charolotte to get the scoop on some of the most fantastic gardens in the Hamptons.

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