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Isaac Mizrahi (born October 14, 1961) is an American fashion designer.
Mizrahi was born in Brooklyn, New York of Egyptian Jewish heritage. He is the cousin of rock guitarist Sylvain Sylvain, former player in the New York Dolls. Mizrahi went to school at NYC's High School of Performing Arts and the Parsons School of Design. Mizrahi has made appearances in numerous television shows and movies since the 1990s. In 1995, a movie was released about the development of his Fall 1994 collection called Unzipped. Many of his designs can be found exclusively at Target stores. In fall 2005 the Isaac show debuted on Style Network. He previously had a show on the Oxygen network.
He made a series of comic books called Sandee, the Adventures of a Supermodel, published by Simon & Schuster.
He often appears on many of E!'s programs and has become well-known for being flamboyant and considered by some to be rude. Mizrahi has also worked as the costume designer for three Broadway revivals, including two plays (The Women in 2001 and Barefoot in the Park in 2006), and one operetta (Threepenny Opera in 2006). For his work on The Women, Mizrahi won the 2002 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Costume Design.
He also appeared as himself in the episode "Plus One is the Loneliest Number" of the fifth season of Sex and the City.
He also guest starred on the American dramedy series Ugly Betty, in which he played a reporter for the cable channel Fashion TV in the episode "Lose the Boss".
Mizrahi is currently the spokesperson for Klein-Becker's StriVectin anti-wrinkle cream.
Mizrahi is openly gay. He appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in December 2005 and mentioned having met a new boyfriend.
Mizrahi also appeared as himself in The Apprentice season 1 (episode 6) as one of the celebrities auction for The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Mizrahi was an interviewer for The Red Carpet Show on E! for the Golden Globes in 2006. He took liberties with many female actresses, including looking down Teri Hatcher's dress, and feeling Scarlett Johansson's breast. He drew attention to Hilary Swank about being single, due to the fact that she recently separated from her husband, Chad Lowe. He also asked many celebrities whether or not they were wearing underwear.
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