Like many of us, Isaac Mizrahi found refuge in the kitchen during the fraught early days of the pandemic. He’d shoot videos about cooking various dishes or his affinity for a variety of salts — Camargue being his favorite. These days Mizrahi is known for far more than the fashion design work that made him a star in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He’s hosted television shows, headlined cabaret performances and become a regular on the speaking circuit, particularly after the publication of “I.M.: A Memoir,” which sweetly tells of his struggles growing up gay in an orthodox Jewish community in New York. He’s currently working on another book, this one he says will be fiction.
Of his many pursuits, he laughs at the unlikely nature of it all: “Darling, try being a fashion designer who think she can sing or act or write. It’s like trying to crack a Fabergé egg. Impossible.”