What’s black, white and pink all over? The brand new Isaac Mizrahi 2012 collection for Kleinfeld. In a season that included some exciting new launches, the Isaac Mizrahi wedding collection was by far the most hotly anticipated. Mizrahi’s incredible, illustrious career served as brilliant inspiration for his bride. The tenets of his style were in full force: color, print, full circle skirts and his ever-present good girl appeal.
Mizrahi’s favorite dress, the Cocteau, opened the show--a fifties-inspired tea-length dress in tulle with a swinging circle skirt covered in jet-outlined lace applique. A wide black cummerbund cinched this wasp-waisted romp. What a delight!
Dress after dress was peppered with his bold punches of black (opaque linings, checkered sashes and silk corsages). His touches of candy pink satisfied our sweet tooth with a dramatic mermaid, Mambo Americano, covered in a light layer of lace, or the full-on patisserie-pink satin ball gown, Airbrush Pink. We loved Innocent, the finale gown with its white lacy bodice topping a full pink gingham ball skirt overlaid in lace and sashed in candy-striper silk.
Our favorite dress made us long for a time when a big ball gown was de riguer. The Licorice Candy, aptly named for its black tulle top layer, is a charming full circle-skirted corseted gown with a peek-a-boo top of sheer black illusion. A ballerina bateau neckline and elbow length sleeves gave this dress the precise dose of retro it required. The pink satin sash and oversized ruffly corsage added a soft touch to this dress that is quite dramatic, but somehow in Mizrahi’s skilled hands remained ever the ingénue.
Each gown in the collection came with its own charming and witty name, like Aisle Isle, Wedding Belle, Diamond Engagement and Wedding Dance. Even his show program stayed true to form, a simple list printed on a chic grey and white gingham card. Right down to the minutest of details, the Isaac Mizrahi wedding collection was everything we dreamed of, and more.