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Isaac Mizrahi
October 14, 1961 -
Nationality: American
Category: Designer
Subcategory: American Designer

Even though I grew up as a Sephardic Jew in Brooklyn where we ate Syrian food and went to temple, it was still America.


If I just do it, it will take less time than telling someone what I'm thinking, and have them free associate, and then come back to me and I'll hate it and I'll have to redo it.


You know what makes me teary? Goya. Goya makes me cry.


I'd love to talk to Joaquin Phoenix because he's a very private guy. Also, he's creating a new kind of sexy leading man. To me, his face is new and might be legendary someday.


I'm so involved in melancholy.


Just when I think I hate fashion, I hate clothes, I'm seized by this crazy thing that I have to do. I have this little studio now where I just draw. I can be in the room for three days and not even look up.


All I want are high heels, high heels. If I was a girl, I'd wear a lot of high heels. High, stiletto heels.


What if Woody Allen called me and said, I'm working on this movie and there's a really divine role for you. We want exactly you! It would be such a fantasy. Forget it! My idol, Woody Allen!


People say it's really the press who create those soundbites about fashion. That's what sells magazines and clothes.


Most of my life I was occupied with American television and American food. My ethnicity was my choice. It still is.


What you do, you don't think of as a product.


I don't like people to feel completely described by the clothes they wear of mine. I want them to feel that they're describing themselves.


The last thing I want to become is one of those talking heads where everything is satiny smooth and you know what the next question is going to be.


In Paris, it used to feel like you were living in a museum. As beautiful as it was, it's still limited. But here you have just everything.


Everyone asks, Will he make it, will she make it? You never make it.


You don't necessarily live for the moment; you live for hope-what you're going to get, what you're going to say, what you're going to think.


You know who a role model for me is? George Ballanchine.


Sometimes I'm really dressed up, and it really turns me on.


I have a lot of obligations.


Either it works or it doesn't.


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