Liz Claiborne isn't the only apparel resource that has wooed Isaac Mizrahi — the designer on Tuesday unveiled a fur licensing deal with David Goodman, president of Goodman Couture.
Mizrahi and Goodman have collaborated in recent seasons and share a similar philosophy, according to the designer. Goodman learned the ropes from his late father, Gus, who was known as the "Furrier to the Designers," and worked with Norman Norell, Bonnie Cashin, Adele Simpson, Oscar de la Renta and Pauline Trigère, among others. In fact, the younger Goodman started out in the industry at the age of 11 or 12 working summers for his father, running deliveries to various designers. In the early Nineties, Gus Goodman provided fur trims for Mizrahi's signature collection. Over the years Mizrahi has had various fur licenses.
Mizrahi and Goodman were in talks long before Liz Claiborne tapped Mizrahi as creative director last week.
In an interview Tuesday, Goodman said Mizrahi's new collection will offer a fun take on fur instead of the serious tone that many designers have opted for. A few of his fur designs will be shown on the runway Feb. 6 when Mizrahi stages his fashion show. Goodman has developed a following for his featherweight furs that can be worn on their own or as layering pieces. He has also come up with such unlikely combinations as fur and chiffon. Goodman said of Mizrahi, "They say nothing is ever totally new in fashion but he is coming up with ideas that have never been seen in furs."
The 24 fine furs and fur accessories pieces will launch for fall 2008 in department stores, speciality stores and select fur salons. Wholesale prices will range from about $500 to $75,000.
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Minnie Mouse celebrated her 90th birthday by getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For her celebratory luncheon, @coach’s creative director @stuartvevers dressed her in a custom made prairie dress, complete with Vever’s take on the polka dot – black sequined versions – under a cropped motorcycle jacket. The designer also put his own mark on Minnie’s classic red shoes, infusing the color with sparkles and adding some Coach crystals. “We chose colors that were very Minnie and also represented quintessential Coach elements,” said Vevers. #wwdfashion #nationalpolkadotday (📷: George Chinsee)
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@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)