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.



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.

Comments (Archived):

  1. David Wieder

    Love all of this !

    1. Gotham Gal

      of course you do!

  2. CCjudy

    I will be going when Im in nyc next week – I own a fabulous Mizrahi sweater jacket may bring it with me. Thank you! J

    1. Gotham Gal

      you should. i recognized so many of the clothes he made. it was a history trip in my own closet.

  3. awaldstein

    Massive fan of Russ & Daughters and still bike over some Sunday’s to LES to grab a ticket and get hand cut lox.My mom and dad went there on a date some 80 years ago before they were married.Happy Sunday to you.

    1. Gotham Gal

      i love that!

  4. Kirsten Lambertsen

    I can get quite wistful about the ’90’s and names like Mizrahi. I remember just having moved to NYC from Colorado and seeing Linda Evangelista, Karen Mulder and Christy Turlington walking around the West Village together each in a Mizrahi babydoll dress. It was like Vogue magazine come to life right in front me – Heaven!

    1. Gotham Gal

      wow. that’s huge!