Everyone is still talking about Isaac Mizrahi Spring 2010 show at Bryant Park. It was phenomenal and the designs were exquisite. Mr Mizrahi has always had a very well deserved reputation as a true showman and today he proved this to be abundantly accurate. His presentation was not your usual model walking down the catwalk show. This year he pulled all the stops out and went into overdrive with his theatrical depiction of fashion.
He had a huge staircase fashioned on the stage. There was a wind machine and a live jazz band. One model was actually driven out onto the stage in a golf cart sporting a pair of sparkling black shorts and a large white top hat. But the true wonder of the show was the spring shower that only hit the catwalk. It was an amazing effect. Mr Mizrahi declared his show, “Astaire Case or Obstacle Course.” And I suppose it was Fred Astaire meets the world of high fashion.
When asked about the staircase on the catwalk Mr Mizrahi replied, “Any model can look beautiful just standing there at the end of the runway,” said Mizrahi, “but let’s see her look beautiful walking up and down stairs!”
Mr Mizrahi went on to say, “I still believe that fashion has to be gorgeous and colorful and fun.” This show certainly seemed to fit that statement nicely. The fashion was gorgeous and the whole concept of the presentation was extremely fun and exciting. I think that audience enjoyed every minute of it and I’m sure that many around the world also enjoyed the show from the comforts of their own chair since Mr Mizrahi had the show streamlined on live feed over the Internet.
Some of the ensembles were simply fun, unique pieces that I can picture a daring young woman wearing. There was a tan bustier with a silver zipper down the front. It featured a rose colored skin tight skirt with a large flower on the side. The model wore a tan top hat for effect.
Another wonderful outfit was silky baggy green pants that flowed with the movements of the model. She also sported a skintight gray bustier with a silver zipper in the middle. Over all of this was a loose and flowing gray blazer that sported a very nice cut and appearance.
One dress was pure black and skintight. It hung to knee length. It was sleeveless and on the front it sported a huge white flower in the middle of the models chest which took up the entire front of the dress from bodice to hips. This flower was fashioned out of creamy white material layered together to create the flower petals.
Many of the pantsuits were wonderful for the business world. They were smart and creative that offered style and grace. They reminded me of an old Fred Astaire movie in a lot of ways but they were created to be feminine.
The entire show of the Isaac Mizrahi was unique and stunning. The fashions were smart and innovative. They offered a theme and insight that I loved. I enjoyed Mr Mizrahi’s show far more then I ever anticipated and I ended up also adoring his fashions and creative playfulness.