Isaac Mizrahi, The Jewish Museum, Russ and Daughters

chandaliersI have been meaning to get up there to see this exhibit since I read about it.  I have always been a huge fan of the Jewish Museum.  All the shows are so well curated and bringing in Russ and Daughters as the restaurant was a genius move.  These pieces are in the lobby when you enter which is part of an exhibit from Beatriz Milhazes.

russWe began with lunch.  Have to say I kind of felt like I was in temple based on the clientele.

deliThere is a big counter here to buy food to go as well.

lunchWe went with some classics.  Salmon dip, crunchy bagel chips and a thinly sliced bagel toasted with cream cheese, salmon and salmon roe and a small serving of tunafish.

fabricAfterwards, after re-upping my membership in the old school method of swiping my credit card in a carbon receipt we went upstairs.  I am a huge fan of Mizrahi.  He did it his way.  He loves the clothes, the women and the theater.  This was the first thing we saw.  Massive swatches he put together over the years for different collections.

clothesAnd then the clothes.  Some of them I remember when they came out.

moreclotehsMore.

moreclothesMore.

anotherdrawingThis was a great room strewn with the sketches of the shows and lines.  Some even had the name of the model who he had chosen to wear the outfit.

duckieHe i a big theater guy and designed clothing for several productions.  This is one of them.

accessoreisAccessories that he created separately or with partners.

filmThe last room was a small theater with clips and interviews.

stopSmall, short and sweet just like the museum.  Couldn’t help but take a photo of this one in the gift shop.