Isaac Mizrahi: Does This Song Make Me Look Fat? - 9/29/17Friday, September 29 2017 6:00 PM Doors / 7:30 PM Start
- Front Premier
at City Winery Chicago
Following his sold out two-week run at Café Carlyle in New York City, Isaac Mizrahi brings his show “Does This Song Make Me Look Fat?” to City Winery in New York City, Atlanta, Chicago and other locations to be announced. Praised as “a founding father of a genre that fuses performance art, music and stand-up comedy,” The New York Times hails the show as “raucously funny.” Mizrahi will delight audiences with a medley of tunes from Blossom Dearie’s “Figure Eight” to Cole Porter’s “Bad For Me,” accompanied by a quintet of musicians lead by Ben Waltzer. He’ll also tell irreverent stories and regift items he’s collected over the years from fans, business associates and gala gift bags.
Isaac Mizrahi has been a leader in the fashion industry for almost 30 years. Not merely for his work as a designer but also for his crossover presence into pop culture. He was the subject and co-creator of Unzipped, a documentary following the making of his Fall 1994 ready-to-wear collection. The groundbreaking film received an award at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. He formed a groundbreaking partnership with Target in 2002 that helped trailblaze the concept of masstige. He hosted his own television talk show for five years. He has written two books, numerous articles and has made countless appearances in movies and television. Currently he serves as a weekly judge on Project Runway: All-Stars and is at work on a memoir due out in 2018.
In addition to designing for the luxury and mass markets, Mizrahi has designed costumes for the New York Metropolitan Opera, the American Ballet Theater, and the San Francisco Ballet. He has also designed costumes and sets for Broadway and Off Broadway shows including his own one-man show in 2000.
In 2010, Mizrahi directed and designed the costumes and sets for a production of A Little Night Music for the Opera Theatre of St. Louis. He returned in 2014 to direct and design The Magic Flute.
Mizrahi has performed cabaret at Café Carlyle, Joe’s Pub, West Bank Café and City Winery.