Isaac Mizrahi was born in Brooklyn, New York and attended the High School of Performing Arts as an acting major and studied fashion at Parsons School of Design.
In 1987, Mizrahi opened his own clothing business and is a three time CFDA Designer of the Year award winner. In 1998 he closed the ready to wear company and most recently he announced his partnership with Target Stores to create an exclusive collection of women's sportswear and accessories.
Mizrahi has designed costumes for movies, theatre, dance and opera in collaboration with Mark Morris, Twyla Tharp, Bill T. Jones and Mikhail Baryshnikov. In 2002 he received the Drama Desk Award for his costume design of THE WOMEN.
In 1995, Mizrahi was the subject of the highly acclaimed documentary UNZIPPED, directed by Douglas Keeve which won the 1995 Audience Award for Documentaries at the Sundance Film Festival. Distributed by Miramax Films, the film was screened internationally at the Cannes and Venice Film Festivals and opened nationally on August 4, 1995. In 1996, Isaac Mizrahi and Douglas Keeve received a special CFDA Award for bringing the fashion world to cinema.
In 1997, Mizrahi wrote a series of comic books entitled THE ADVENTURES OF SANDEE THE SUPERMODEL (published by Simon & Schuster,) now in development as a major motion picture. He is also developing a script from Jonathan Ames' THE EXTRA MAN in association with Killer Films. He just appeared off-Broadway in his one man show entitled LES MIZRAHI, which was produced by the Drama Department. Currently, he is the host of his own talk show on the Oxygen Network.
Mr. Mizrahi's interests lie in the entertainment industry as well as in fashion and he dreams one day of merging the two fields, functioning as the first entertainer/designer.