Remember this: No one is looking at your imperfections; they're all too busy worrying about their own.— Isaac Mizrahi
The most mouth-watering Isaac Mizrahi quotes that are glad to read
The last thing I want to become is one of those talking heads where everything is satiny smooth and you know what the next question is going to be
I'm all about exuberance. We only have one short life to live, and we shouldn't waste it being tasteful.
A mutt is couture-it's the only one like it in the world, made especially for you.
Most of my life I was occupied with American television and American food.
My ethnicity was my choice. It still is
To me, you can't have style without being inspired.
When I design a collection, I am inspired by so many things. The color of a flower. The shape of a butterly's wing. The juxtaposition of an old tenement building next to a shiny new skyscraper.
All I want are high heels, high heels.
If I was a girl, I'd wear a lot of high heels. High, stiletto heels.
You know what makes me teary? Goya. Goya makes me cry.
You can't be melancholy in fashion because people don't respond to it.
I'd love to talk to Joaquin Phoenix because he's a very private guy.
Also, he's creating a new kind of sexy leading man. To me, his face is new and might be legendary someday.
I don't like people to feel completely described by the clothes they wear of mine. I want them to feel that they're describing themselves.
A bathroom should be sterile and beautiful and functional. It should exude Japanese-style purity.
The reason people like to watch ball games is because they don't really know exactly what's going to happen from moment to moment. That's why you watch the entire thing
Even though I grew up as a Sephardic Jew in Brooklyn where we ate Syrian food and went to temple, it was still America.
If I just do it, it will take less time than telling someone what I'm thinking, and have them free associate, and then come back to me and I'll hate it and I'll have to redo it.
What if Woody Allen called me and said, I'm working on this movie and there's a really divine role for you. We want exactly you! It would be such a fantasy. Forget it! My idol, Woody Allen!
People say it's really the press who create those soundbites about fashion.
That's what sells magazines and clothes.
Just when I think I hate fashion, I hate clothes, I'm seized by this crazy thing that I have to do. I have this little studio now where I just draw. I can be in the room for three days and not even look up
I'd love to talk to Angelina Jolie. On my show I would love her because she's a mysterious, mysterious figure.
Sometimes I'm really dressed up, and it really turns me on
50s cheesecake meets Eskimo fake fur.
Style makes you feel great because it takes your mind off the fact that you're going to die.
There are so many images out there, so many clothes out there, and the only ones that look interesting to me are the ones that look slightly mistaken.
When someone says you can't do what you know you can do, then you can't do anything
I think that 60 percent of inspiration is organization.
I'm not trying to be the next Joan Rivers.
Half the time I don't even think about it, I just throw something on because I'm so late or so busy.
A gift to mankind; the next Elizabeth Taylor in the making
I'm so involved in melancholy.
You listen to Handel operas, right? And there are a thousand of them, right? And they all sound alike. If I look back on my work, maybe it's the same thing.
Color is like food for the spirit - plus it's not addictive or fattening.
There's no reason for unhappiness if you're living with nice design.
What you do, you don't think of as a product
I equate peonies with love because they're the first blooms of summer.
Where is the real low thing? Where are the jelly shoes that you find that are sick because they’re so great…Everything has air quotes around it now.
How do I do it? I don't know how I wouldn't do it-that's the thing.
Even when it sucks, it's worth it.
The moon is such a planet, I can’t even stand it. What else is it if it’s not a planet?
Flirting is conversational chemistry.
Mick Jagger, his face was very new. It became a sex symbol
There is one common philosophy, one thing that you can do no matter who you are or what you look like: You can actually get passionate instead of remaining cool or instead of trying to look like everybody else. You can - you must - immerse yourself passionately in who you are if you want to have style.
The more relaxed you can get, the better you'll do
If you feel something in your heart, if you have a vision for it, then it's no longer a risk.
You know who a role model for me is? George Ballanchine
I encourage you to stop saying, "I just want to look not so bad" and instead say, "I want to look fabulous."
In Paris, it used to feel like you were living in a museum.
As beautiful as it was, it's still limited. But here you have just everything.
When people ask, Do you like children? I always say, I like some children, yes.
Some children I don't like.
I have a lot of obligations.
I don't want to offend people.
You don't necessarily live for the moment;
you live for hope-what you're going to get, what you're going to say, what you're going to think.