Isaac Mizrahi was made for theater. As seen on his former Bravo show and, most notably, his 1995 must-see documentary Unzipped, the iconic fashion designer’s infectious energy cannot be contained, which is why he couldn’t resist taking on this latest project. According to WWD, Mizrahi is set to debut his own cabaret show called Ask Isaac!, which will be located at the West Bank Cafe in Times Square at 407 West 42nd St.
“I want people to think of George Burns, Jimmy Durante, someone who really can’t sing. But I have been studying music since I was a little kid and I worked with the musicians on all the arrangements," Mizrahi tells the fashion trade journal. "The idea is, if I really have the nerve, I really want the audience to ask me questions." To ensure that attendees get some kind of musical pleasantry out of it, the Brooklyn-based 51-year-old’s attempted singing will be backed by the Ben Waltzer Quintet.
So, what kind of subjects will be discussed at the show, taking place January 10, 24 and 25? Life stuff. "Everyone chooses to mess up their life in a certain way whether by taking too many drugs or too few drugs," the designer explains. "Or there are vegans who smoke a pack of Camels a day and get tattooed, but they don’t think about the toxins of getting a tattoo."
And now, a gratuitous clip of Mr. Mizrahi at his best: