Isaac Mizrahi Is Writing a TV Pilot, Elicits Four-Letter Email Responses From Anna Wintour

The New York Times put out a lengthy profile on Isaac Mizrahi--another of fashion's most quotable designers--today, and it yields some pretty entertaining insight into his long and atypical career.
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The New York Times put out a lengthy profile on Isaac Mizrahi--another of fashion's most quotable designers--today, and it yields some pretty entertaining insight into his long and atypical career.
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The New York Times put out a lengthy profile on Isaac Mizrahi--another of fashion's most quotable designers--today, and it yields some pretty entertaining insight into his long and atypical career.

The Times reveals that Mizrahi's sale of his identity to Xcel Brands made him a staggering $31.5 million richer in 2011. The money, and the odd collaborations that partnership has yielded, leave Mizrahi pretty free to embark on some unexpected extracurricular projects. Such as...

Cabaret:

Like, in theater, even the things that seem improvisational are planned. But very little is planned in cabaret. Which means that sometimes you stink. But even when you do, it’s always fun.

And, even more interestingly, writing a television pilot. There are no details, and we don't even know where to begin in terms of guessing what it could be about. But hopefully, he doesn't write it while on Ambien. In the interview, Mizrahi brings up (again) that time he emailed Anna Wintour in an Ambien haze. Apparently, it was about a new magazine he wanted her to start. Wintour's response: “R U O K?"

We definitely took Anna Wintour for the type to send carefully crafted emails and text messages with capitalizations and perfect punctuation. Guess she's just like the rest of us and just can't be bothered to type out full words sometimes.

While Mizrahi says he's gotten his insomnia under control, he does still have sleep issues--specifically, murder. Speaking about his husband, Arnold Germer, he says:

We have enough space — we have separate bedrooms, and he understands. Because it’s not good for me to share a bedroom with people, because then I end up murdering them in their sleep, and they don’t know what happened.

Past murders aside, Mizrahi also speaks about whether or not he would ever buy back his brand: “I honestly don’t know the future,” he said. “I can only think of this latest move as permanent.”

Whether it's a fashion collection or a TV show, we look forward to Mizrahi's next moves.