"Isaac Mizrahi titled his Fall show "Smile" and sent looks with names like Cosy, Xanaxer, and Stressless Dress down the runway to an original jazz score by the Bad Plus. Accessorized with Schiaparelli-referencing handbag hats, models paraded out in plaid kilts and sarongs, chunky knits, and gowns (some with truly odd exposed underpinnings)."
This is a wildly uneven collection. It's like bipolarism in clothing form. There's a lot here that we really like but there's also a lot that just goes plain wrong. We love the colors and the use of plaids and we love the jackets and coats and shimmery metallic pieces. The hats are just plain silly and some of those more haphazard-looking pieces are looking a bit "homeless chic" to us. Still, one thing that always comes through with his work is his clear love of clothing and what he can do with it. Despite the uneven quality of the collection, there's probably something here for almost every woman. Maybe that's why it's so uneven.
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