isaac mizrahi

Prettiest 1990s Isaac Mizrahi Pale Pastel Lavender Silk Dress w Flared Skirt & Back Bow

Isaac Mizrahi presented his first collection at a trunk show at Bergdorf Goodman's in 1987. By 1992 Chanel had bought a stake in the company and Isaac's name was everywhere. He was doing custom work for clients and Hollywood on top of his mainline. In 1995 Isaac was the subject of the movie 'Unzipped' based on his Fall 1994 collection. He is known as much for his personality as he was for his clothing. The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) recognized him with the Perry Ellis Award (now called the Swarovski Emerging Talent Award) in 1988 and the women's wear designer of the year award in 1989. He loved to experiment and would often change his aesthetics from season to season. This comes directly from the client that worked with him one on one to create this dress. 

My client had this dress custom made and it is a gorgeous. I love the nod to Old Hollywood it has. The bodice cut into a V at the front and it does the same at the back. The silk has enough weight to hold the shape you see but it still feels light on the body. The pale purple colour is beautiful. In person it is a touch lighter then how it photoed and it is even better. It is cut to skims over the bust, waist and hips with the shape created by ling vertical seaming. At about the knee the lower skirt flares out in from an slightly angled seam. The way the seam is set helps to visually elongate the line of the dress to make the whole dress feel longer. At the back there is an oversized bow that is also set on an angle to follows the seam. It is fabulous. And l love that you can see that little bit of the bow peaking out from the front. The skirt is cut slightly longer at the back and there is a bit of extra fabric there so that it flares out behind you. It is even better in person. Excellent condition with a small note below

Fully lined in a matching purple silk and closes with a hidden set back zipper. There is a bit of grubbiness at the back hem. Please see the last photo after the label shot. 

Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam with an approx A-B cup
Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 59.5" from top of shoulder to front hem, 62" to the back

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD3595

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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