Isaac Mizrahi: How the button changed fashion
Isaac Mizrahi: Kako je gumb promijenio modu
Fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi mixes high fashion and the mass market, with a line of haute couture and a line for Target. Plus a talk show, a cabaret act, a movie, a new book ... Full bio
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there are only bad people.
as early as 2,000 BCE.
i 2000 godina prije nove ere.
sewn onto your clothes.
is such a great invention.
through the buttonhole,
kao da se nikad neće otkopčati.
like it's never going to open.
since the Middle Ages.
još od srednjeg vijeka.
designs in history.
najpostojanijih izuma u povijesti.
are usually round.
with a little shank,
with either a rim or not a rim,
s rubom ili bez,
is the buttonhole.
važnija od samog gumba.
plus the width of the button,
themselves in things.
to make clothes fit against the body.
da se odjeća priljubi tijelu.
for so long, historically,
to keep our clothes shut.
uspijevaju odjeću držati zakopčanom.
and it wears out after a while.
you just literally sew that thing on.
doslovce ga samo prišijete.
for the long run.
elemental design ever,
najosnovnijem obliku u povijesti,
this beautiful sweater.
majka mi je isplela predivan džemper.
on the sweater, I loved it.
na džemper, svidio mi se.
and you can't pick out a button,
i ne možete odabrati pravi gumb,
ABOUT THE SPEAKERIsaac Mizrahi - Fashion designer
Fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi mixes high fashion and the mass market, with a line of haute couture and a line for Target. Plus a talk show, a cabaret act, a movie, a new book ...
Why you should listen
Design-wise, Isaac Mizrahi is best known for bridging the gap between high and low -- creating gorgeous couture confections for the likes of Eartha Kitt and others, as well as a hugely popular, groundbreakingly affordable line for Target.
His design mission comes wrapped in endless charisma. He's a talk-show host, he's performed his own one-man show Off-Broadway, he was the subject of the hilarious documentary Unzipped, and he does regular cabaret nights at Joe's Pub in New York City. His new book is called How to Have Style .
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