Fashionable mamas are already likely familiar with Isaac Mizrahi's eponymous line of chic womens wear. This Fall, the designer is introducing a kids collection for girls sizes 4 to 16, and we've got a sneak peek! The debut of Isaac Mizrahi Kids is all about celebration, right down to the "Hooray"-emblazoned baseball tees. There's no shortage of sequins, polka dots, stripes, and leopard print, making it the perfect fit for girlie girl in your life. And with everything in the collection ranging from $25 to $100, we're talking high fashion that's within reach. Click through to see the adorable new line, which will be available starting this August at Kitson Kids.
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- What does the industry want from President Obama's second term? "The first priority is getting the economy up and running and strong," says designer Nanette Lepore. A group of nearly 40 designers, retailers, and other fashion professionals — including Elie Tahari, Tommy Hilfiger, and Norma Kamali — generally agree. [WWD]
- Uniqlo and Theory collaborated on a line of down outerwear for men, women, and children called T Down. The vests (seen below) and jackets will range from $99 to $149 and will arrive in Uniqlo and Theory stores on Nov. 15. [Style.com]
- Alessandra Ambrosio's 4-year-old daughter, Anja, has already made her modeling debut. Both mother and daughter star in London Fog's Fall 2012 campaign. [Vogue UK]
- Isaac Mizrahi has landed a recurring role playing himself on Showtime's The Big C. [The Hollywood Reporter]
- Add Calvin Klein to the list of New Yorkers whose home is uninhabitable thanks to Hurricane Sandy. [Page Six]
- We weren't the only ones who found the Native American-inspired costume Karlie Kloss wore during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show controversial. [Jezebel]
After years of designing clothes, Isaac Mizrahi is taking his fabulousness to the fragrance counter. The designer's first foray into the women's perfume arena is Fabulous. "I wanted to somehow embody the essence of my work to date in a perfume," Isaac said this evening at Bloomingdale's 59th Street in New York, "and embody the way I feel about women in a particularly sensual experience of smell — as opposed to other sensual experiences like wearing clothes."
The fragrance's inspiration comes from Isaac's experiences growing up in New York. ("It smells like rich people," he joked.) Encapsulated in a vintage-inspired bottle, the eau de parfum features notes of bergamot, nectarine, and cedar.
So what's the key to actually being fabulous, according to Mr. Mizrahi? "Don't take yourself too seriously," he says. "Think about yourself as fabulous, and you'll be fabulous."
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- Terry Richardson stepped in front of his own camera in a new ad for jeweler David Webb. Richardson stars in the ad with model Eniko Mihalik. [Fashionologie Inbox]
- Isaac Mizrahi will make his first foray into the fragrance business with his new scent Fabulous. [WWD]
- Nine West's Runway Relief Program — which raises money for the CFDA's Fashion Targets Breast Cancer charity — will add new garments to its lineup this Fashion Week, including sunglasses, a drawstring backpack, and a newsboy cap. [Modelinia]
Isaac Mizrahi is known for his effortless, quintessential American style, and the latest news flash is giving us even more reason to love him. Launching Fall '12, the brand will expand its line with shoes, bags, small leather goods, watches, and jewelry all priced from $38 to $348. Mizrahi's footwear collection, is set to kick off the launch into accessories. “To us, Isaac Mizrahi is a great American designer, and we love his sense of humor, and the fact that he’s timeless but still very modern. I love his pretty and polished aesthetic, and there’s some great things we can do with his footwear,” said Marc Fisher Footwear's president Susan Itzkowitz, Mizrahi's footwear licensee. Details are still under wraps, but we're hoping to see some cute footwear to go with the brand's fun, polished ladylike clothing.
>> Embrace Fall's prominent-collar trend with the season's newest batch of collar-shaped statement necklaces. These decadent (and detachable!) riffs on Peter Pan or tuxedo collars are the perfect way to transfer a bit of glitz to any ensemble, and suddenly we've been seeing them everywhere. Lanvin, Isaac Mizrahi, and Louis Vuitton (left) all currently offer equally dazzling versions, and Chanel debuted a dreamy diamante style for Resort 2012. Click through to shop 15 drool-worthy versions, now.
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>> Speculation that arose last week has been confirmed: Angela Lindvall — not Heidi Klum — will host Lifetime's upcoming Project Runway All Stars spinoff. "Here I am in New York City! I landed a huge opportunity that will have me here for a month," Lindvall wrote last month on her blog. "Have to keep it top secret for now."
In place of Project Runway judges Michael Kors and Nina Garcia, Isaac Mizrahi and Marchesa's Georgina Chapman (who also happens to be married to the show's executive producer Harvey Weinstein) will join Lindvall on the All Stars judging panel. The show will premiere later this year on Lifetime.
And speaking of models heading to television, Carolyn Murphy just noted that she's currently "working on a TV show."
Isaac Mizrahi is bringing his couture skills to the wedding gown with a series of six sophisticated gowns exclusive to wedding site The Aisle. The gowns, which will range in price from $2,200-$4,500 will be available to The Aisle New York members starting tomorrow (this might be a good time to sign up if you're a bride-to-be) for a six-month period. For those who want their gown to fit perfectly — which is everyone — the collection will be available custom made-to-measure and delivered to you within two weeks. Check out the six gorgeous dresses here.
John Galliano Previously Refused to Seek Help for Alcohol Issues; Saks Pulls His Men's Collection from Stores
>> John Galliano is now spending time in rehab in Arizona after he was persuaded to go for alcohol problems. According to the Washington Post, he had been having issues for a while now: "In recent months, according to sources, Galliano had been in a depressive state, his drinking increased voluminously and his work habits became increasingly erratic. Friends and colleagues reportedly urged him to seek help, but he refused. No one staged an intervention."
As for how his designs are faring, retailers are still placing orders. Galliano's spokesman said, "It's business as usual." And Dior reported the same. At Neiman Marcus, fashion director Ken Downing says: "We do not carry Galliano, but we carry Dior and we will continue to do so. Was Galliano's behavior acceptable? No. But we haven't had the sense that the collection itself has been tainted. We came to the European shows to buy clothes that will be in the store in six months, and we haven't lost that focus. It's our business."
At Saks, meanwhile, a rep for the store says that Galliano's Dior collections will remain on sale, but "John Galliano's men's collection, of which we had a small presentation, is no longer on the floor of our New York store."
The industry has generally chided Galliano for his comments, but few have come out as Isaac Mizrahi (who is Jewish) did last night, expressing what Galliano did as unforgivable: "I don’t think he’ll work again. I hope not. I hope he doesn’t work again . . . I guess I’m the wrong one to talk to, because I never really liked sort of what he did so much. I liked better what [Alexander] McQueen did. I liked better what Vivienne Westwood did. So now I don’t like it, and he’s a Jew hater? I was like, buh-bye."
And will the downfall of Galliano and the suicide of McQueen — and even the reticence of Tom Ford to take the big stage again like he once did at Gucci — usher in a new type of fashion designer? The Washington Post points out: "Today, only a handful of star artistic-directors-for-hire remains at the helm of big luxury brands, including [Marc] Jacobs at Vuitton and [Karl] Lagerfeld at Chanel. Instead, fashion executives are hiring young, unknown and inexpensive designers with shorter contracts and a business background to churn out big-selling products season after season, and are reaping the fame and fortune for themselves."
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