Nowadays the fashion documentary is chic, what with Matt Tyrnauer's sleeper hit "Valentino: The Last Emperor" and R.J. Cutler's "The September Issue." But when Isaac Mizrahi allowed his then-beau Douglas Keeve to film the designer working on - and living, breathing and, sometimes, doubting - his fall 1994 collection, it was a risky move, especially for a high-profile fashionista.
But the resulting film, 1995's "Unzipped," wasn't the only fabulous thing about Mizrahi's gutsy reveal. The clothes sung, too. In one of the film's final scenes, Mizrahi anxiously reads his WWD review, which was overwhelmingly positive: "Isaac Mizrahi really knows how to put on a show," the review began. "He pulled everything together like the Isaac of old - the energy, the excitement, ideas and the joy.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"