Isaac Mizrahi was in Eastchester on Saturday, in case you hadn’t heard.
And as I predicted, my final question of the interview was the one I was most afraid to ask: “If you happen to like the outfit of anyone who comes up to you on line today, will they get the (Scarlett) Johansson Treatment?”
Mizrahi was taken aback for a moment, then played it off like a pro.
<blockquote><div>Oh! Well, that was about the bra. That was a big misunderstanding. It was like, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Oh, whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s your bra?Ã¢â‚¬? And three minutes later, it was like the end of the world. (Johansson)Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s adorable.</div></blockquote>
Well there you have it. If you missed any of the interview, click the link below to view the entire transcript.
Unless you’ve been late in checking out this blog’s updates these last few days (and if you have, Ted Mann will have to lecture you personally), you know that Isaac Mizrahi sat down with Suburbarazzi on Feb. 24 before signing autographs and pitching StriVectin anti-wrinkle cream at the Lord & Taylor branch in Eastchester.
If you missed Monday and Tuesday‘s snippets, click away. If you’re caught up — or even if you’re not — here’s the next part of the interview.
<blockquote><div>YouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been on both shows, but gun to your head: (Is) Ã¢â‚¬Å“Ugly BettyÃ¢â‚¬? or Ã¢â‚¬Å“Sex And The CityÃ¢â‚¬? (better)?
Ooh, thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a good questionÃ¢â‚¬Â¦. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Sex And The City.Ã¢â‚¬?
A little more established, a few more seasons?
All right. I can take it. WhatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s wrong and whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s right with my style?
(MizrahiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s entourage and Lord & Taylor personnel utter laughs and Ã¢â‚¬Å“ooohs.Ã¢â‚¬?) Wow. I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know. I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s anything wrong. You know people say to me all the time to me, they say, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Oh, gosh, I thought about all day what I was going to wear, because I know I was meeting you.Ã¢â‚¬? And you know, I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t care that much. (The entourage and store personnel laugh.) IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sorry, but I really donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not saying I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t care enough to say whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s wrong. ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s nothing wrong. You look cute today. You look cute.
Thank you. I appreciate that. WhatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the most overrated accessory Ã¢â‚¬â€œ overdone, overrated, over-anything Ã¢â‚¬â€œ out there right now?</div></blockquote>
Mizrahi deliberated for 26 seconds before responding. Read his response to that and his thoughts on fashion critic Mr. (Richard) Blackwell after the break.
Every year some guy named Mr. Blackwell (actually Richard Blackwell, a Ã¢â‚¬Å“fashion criticÃ¢â‚¬?) comes out of hiding to deliver his much-obsessed-about list of couture criminals (itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the fashion equivalent of Yom Kippur).
This year there werenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t too many surprisesÃ¢â‚¬â€Britney Spears and Paris Hilton tied for first (Ã¢â‚¬Å“two peas in an overexposed podÃ¢â‚¬?) and former Bedford resident Mariah Carey came in fifth (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Mariah the fashion pariahÃ¢â‚¬Â¦the queen of catastrophic kitschÃ¢â‚¬?). But the biggest surprise was number 10Ã¢â‚¬â€none other than Meryl Streep (Ã¢â‚¬Å“From Streep you could weep,” Blackwell said. ”Her beauty of a career cannot be denied, but that beast of a wardrobe is pure mother of the brideÃ¢â‚¬?). Okay Blackwell, go after Camilla Parker-Bowles (#2: Ã¢â‚¬Å“A royal wreckÃ¢â‚¬?), or Lindsay Lohan (#3: Ã¢â‚¬Å“from adorable to deplorableÃ¢â‚¬?), or Sharon Stone (#7: ”an over-the-hill Cruella DeVille”), but when you go after our beloved Meryl, buddy youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got a problem.
Especially when you dress your dog like this:
For the complete list of deluded fashionistas and also his list of the 10 best dressed (with a Lower Hudson Valley surprise), continue reading: