Isaac Mizrahi's first Liz Claiborne collection has hit the mama company's site, and we're sure you'll now be entertained for the entirety of this morning. Not only does the site include more looks than last month's preview, but plenty of the pieces are already available for purchase, and at prices that make all the recent clearance sales seem like highway robbery. The wool dress at left (which could be worn on a cool summer day, with a t-shirt tucked under during the spring/fall, and with strategic layering through the winter)? $149. Plus, the site's been appropriately Isaac-ed up: You can send him questions, there's a "Fit Lab" full of his advice, and you can even enter a contest to win pieces from the collection. We bet Ralph Lauren's shaking in their booties.
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Could Tim Gunn Be Out at Liz Claiborne?
Tim Gunn's scathing words for Isaac Mizrahi almost make us wonder, "Is he effing with the media?" Today in the Daily News, the Liz Claiborne Chief Creative Officer said that the label's former creative director Mizrahi really is a "terrible, terrible, terrible person." Here's the back story. Mizrahi joined Liz Claiborne from Target in 2008, soon after Gunn joined. Despite rave reviews, Mizrahi's gently--but not cheaply--priced collections for the company did not perform that well at retail. To combat weak sales, LC has since teamed up with JC Penney to create a discount collection. Mizrahi has been relegated to designing a collection exclusively for QVC. So they have a history. But Gunn's tough words also make us wonder how long he has at Liz Claiborne. Even if LC feels the same about Mizrahi, we doubt that they would be cool with Gunn spewing hate across the press. They are, after all, a public company.