1961 - Mizrahi was born in Brooklyn and raised in Ocean Parkway, New Jersey, in a fairly religious Jewish household on October 14th.
1987 - He started his own business with the financial support of Sarah Haddad Cheney, formerly Sarah Haddad, the family friend who had been a beneficiary of the teenage Mizrahi's earliest design efforts.
1988 - He gave his first major show, an event attended by only a few members of the press who had taken a chance that something interesting might come from this relatively unknown designer.
1993 - Nominated for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Costume Design for a Variety or Music Program
for: Liza Minnelli Live from Radio City Music Hall (TV).
1995 - Early in his career as a designer, he was the subject of a widely praised film documentary titled Unzipped.
1997 - Mizrahi explored other facets of his creativity with the publication of his book, Isaac Mizrahi Presents the Adventures of Sandee the Supermodel.
1998 - Two years after the closing of his high-priced clothing design business, Mizrahi explored his love of theater by crafting and starring in a one-man Off-Broadway cabaret show called Les Mizrahi.
2000 - Mizrahi drew on his theatrical education to create a one-man cabaret act, an intimate performance that might be seen in a small nightclub or restaurant.
2004 - Mizrahi returned to his fashion-design origins with the launch of two new ventures appealing to very different members of the buying public: an affordable yet fashionable line of clothing for discount retailer Target, and Isaac Mizrahi to Order, a company creating high-end custom-made clothing for consumers willing to spend $20,000 on a single dress.
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