Isaac Mizrahi is so over hats
Isaac Mizrahi no longer thinks hats are a fashionable accessory.
The American designer discussed his thoughts on current fashion trends during an interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday night (17Mar16).
Dressed in a tailored black jacket, the flamboyant 54-year-old described how he has an extreme dislike for facial hair, hats and other fashionable headwear worn by men.
"I don't like hats anymore," he laughed. "I'm sort of feeling that they're going away. Hats, for men anyway, facial hair I'm sort of over, buns I'm over - manbuns I don't like them."
Mizrahi added that he despises it when men shave their bodies in "artistic ways" and said he feels tattoos and piercings are "so tired" now.
The designer, who counts Hollywood stars Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts as fans, also shared details about his designs from previous years and noted that one of his favourite creations was the outfit First Lady Michelle Obama wore for the her husband President Barack Obama's first State of the Union speech. The look was an elegant plum coloured skirt and matching blouse.
He describes Michelle, 52, as "so chic" and said he would miss her style when the Obama administration ends at the end of the year (16).
The designer, whose couture designs are being shown at an exhibit at the Jewish Museum in New York, said he was always interested in design and style when he was growing up.
"I was always making clothes and kind of sewing," he shared. "I don't know how it started but I was always doing it."
Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History concentrates on his high-end designs for women and includes his drawings, hats, jewellery, shoes and other accessories. One of the standout confections from the show is a dress titled Desert Storm from 1991 which is made from silk printed with brown camouflage and accessorised with a wide, three-buckle leather belt and a black beret.