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May 9, 2008

Plumcake’s Glammy Movies: Black, White and Crazy All Over

Filed under: Movies — Miss Plumcake @ 10:33 am

A few years ago at one of those truly truly horrific “Industry Parties” where every air kiss comes with a free knife in the back, a New York filmmaker who had a moderately successful doc on her hands was holding court. The subject of Isaac Mizrahi and Unzipped came up. Her response was “Isaac looooooves Isaac.”
UnzippedWell, that may be true, but I still love Unzipped. Released in 1995, Unzipped centers around the creation of Mizrahi’s 1994 Fall ready-to-wear collection –it’s a frothy doc for folks who rejoice in footage of Andre Leon Talley and funky little fashion troll John Galliano getting their tarot cards read in Paris while gasping over the divinity of a bathroom wallpaper (for which, we are to understand, Donna Karan would murder.) Watch Eartha Kitt speak in tongues and burst into dance! Witness Linda Evangelista pitch a pretty funny fit at having to wear flat shoes for two shows while Naomi Campbell gets heels! Be astonished as Polly Mellen drops pearls of wisdom like “too short looks long!”

Check out the heels incident here.


  1. Oh, how I adore Isaac! I watched this many times as an aspiring teenage fashion designer. I had been wondering if you were going to include it. I’ll throw it in the queue to counteract the previously recommended movie. Terrified, but cannot resist.

    Comment by Sara — May 10, 2008 @ 4:09 am

  2. I love that movie, and I love Isaac, too!

    Comment by dowdydiva — May 10, 2008 @ 9:15 am

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