What's Next for Isaac Mizrahi

Isaac Mizrahi has had a colorful career, to say the least. You’d be hard pressed to find someone else whose resume could run a gamut from designer, to Project Runway: All Stars judge, to cabaret performer, to musician, to film actor, to director. Impressive as that list of occupations is, Mizrahi wants to do more.
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Isaac Mizrahi has had a colorful career, to say the least. You’d be hard pressed to find someone else whose resume could run a gamut from designer, to Project Runway: All Stars judge, to cabaret performer, to musician, to film actor, to director. Impressive as that list of occupations is, Mizrahi wants to do more.
Isaac Mizrahi with Fern Mallis. Photo: Joyce Culver for 92Y

Isaac Mizrahi with Fern Mallis. Photo: Joyce Culver for 92Y

Isaac Mizrahi has had a colorful career, to say the least. You’d be hard pressed to find someone else whose resume could run a gamut from designer, to Project Runway: All Stars judge, to cabaret performer, to musician, to film actor, to director. Impressive as that list of occupations is, Mizrahi wants to do more.

As Fern Mallis pointed out Tuesday night during her talk with the multi-talented, multi-faceted Mizrahi at the 92nd Street Y, that go-fast ambition may be attributed to the Libra in him (“Once we make up our minds, there’s no turning back,” he agreed). After all, the Brooklyn-born Mizrahi has had no trouble turning his ideas into tangible realities. Just look at the success of his diffusion collections for Target, say, or his latest fragrance, Fabulous. Or even his old series of comic books, Mizrahi Presents the Adventures of Sandee the Supermodel, which were a hit (and if I may say, a total riot).

So where is Mizrahi headed next? While he’s proud of the path he’s paved and not afraid to admit his mistakes, he’s most excited about this year’s rendition of Mozart’s "The Magic Flute" for the Opera Theatre of St. Louis -- a production he’s not only designed the costumes for but directed, too. And while he’ll continue to open more stores (look for a South Hampton pop-up this summer), fill up more QVC airtime, and produce more shows and films, there’s one particular item he hopes to cross off his bucket list: "I want to write a television series," he says with conviction. Well, if Mizrahi’s made up his up mind...