2008 June 6
Isaac Mizrahi - Spa 2009
Mizrahi's Spa 2009 collection gives girls a reason -- and wardrobe to go with it-- to hit up tropical locations. Fitted suits with belted waists are juxtaposed with draped Grecian dresses. Mizrahi described the structured pieces as "Spanx in clothing form." The collection transpired into summery frocks decorated with toile patterns, draping layers and ruffles. "I don't know what inspired me--it was so long ago!" joked Mizrahi. "I was reading Augustus which takes place in ancient Rome and Greece, not that that inspires toile, but my assistant had this great notebook with a toile print, so that's where that came from." Wearability and packability are key. "Especially if you aren't André Leon Talley and have millions of trunks!" he exclaimed.