Isaac Mizrahi Live
Isaac Mizrahi has partnered with QVC to create a new lifestyle collection!
The collection will bring Mizrahi's touch to many categories, from apparel to handbags, shoes, jewelry and home decor and kitchen accessories. The designer and the network have reached a long-term deal, which will kick off with a show featuring the designer in December, though a specific date is not confirmed at this point.
Reached on Friday, Marisa Gardini, president and chief executive officer of Isaac Mizrahi, said the collection will be "very signature Isaac." "It will encapsulate Isaac's design aesthetic, and it's not going to be too far from what he loves, what he has done in the past and what he intends to do," Gardini said.
While he'll be designing a large range of items for QVC, Mr. Mizrahi professes the most excitement about designing foodstuffs. At 10, he says he was browsing through recipes and became intrigued by the word "saute." "I liked the way it sounded—saute, saute, saute!" says Mr. Mizrahi, who says he used to spend weekends cooking peppers and mushrooms in a pan until they were mushy. "Call my other. This is what I did on Saturday mornings." He recently decided to make a cheesecake using goat cheese. “It’s amazing. It sounds bad, but it is so good,” he says, launching into a story about a Thanksgiving cheesecake disaster. Mr. Gardini notes that when Mr. Mizrahi called her up after signing the QVC deal, his first words were "Finally, I can design petits fours."