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Isaac Mizrahi's Biography

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Isaac Mizrahi was born on 14 October 1961 in Brooklyn, New York.

Mizrahi attended the High School of Performing Arts and studied fashion at the Parsons School of Design.

Isaac Mizrahi got noticed in a big way at the 2006 Golden Globes where he was co-host of E's red carpet coverage. He groped Teri Hatcher and Scarlett Johansson. Mizrahi also referred to Charlize Theron's character in Monster as "a scary dyke with bad teeth."

Isaac Mizrahi is one of Sarah Jessica Parker's best friends (he helped her with her style) and his designs have won him four Council of Fashion Designers of America awards.

They also led to the classic documentary Unzipped (1995), which was directed by Douglas Keeve, who was Isaac Mizrahi's lover.

Isaac Mizrahi also discovered Natalie Portman when she was 13, and turned Shalom Harlow into a modelling star.

In 1987, Mizrahi opened his own clothing business. Just over ten years later he closed the ready to wear company but continued designing a shoe collection, a collection of coats and a collection of fine jewellery.

In The Tipping Point, Geoffrey Lewis Of Hush Puppies discussing their image transformation, mentions: "We were told that Isaac Mizrahi was wearing the shoes himself ... I think it's fair to say that at the time we had no idea who Isaac Mizrahi was."

Nevertheless, Isaac Mizrahi's business collapsed. In 1998, his sponsors Chanel stopped backing him and he closed his design house.

In 1997, Mizrahi wrote a series of comic books entitled The Adventures of Sandee the Supermodel, published by Simon & Schuster.

E's audience at the Golden Globes rose thanks in part to Mizrahi, who could never be accused of being bashful. For example, he asked Jessica Alba about her choice of underwear: "Two pairs ...Nobody sees my na na!" she joked.

"Nobody sees my na na either," Mizrahi replied, "but in my case that's sad. In your case, it's kind of exciting."

Mizrahi designed the costumes for the ballet, Gong.

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