Thursday, February 28, 2019

Isaac Mizrahi
in conversation with Jenni Konner

discussing his book,
I.M.: A Memoir

Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre
New Roads School
Herb Alpert Educational Village
3131 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

 first three rows (includes book)
$55.00 Reserved Section section (includes book)
$45.00 General Admission section (includes book)
$20.00 General Admission

Isaac Mizrahi (Libra) performs cabaret across the country, has written two books, hosted his own television talk show, and made countless appearances in movies and television. He has directed and designed many productions for the stage and screen. He founded his design company in 1987, was the star and co-creator of the documentary Unzipped, and was the subject of a large-scale, mid-career survey at the Jewish Museum in New York City. He currently develops projects in television, theatre, and literature through his own production company, Isaac Mizrahi Entertainment.

Jenni Konner  is a writer, director, and producer best known for executive producing CAMPING, a HBO limited series, and GIRLS, which ran for six acclaimed seasons on HBO. She began her career as a writer on Judd Apatow’s celebrated television series, UNDECLARED. Konner resides in Los Angeles, where she runs her production company I Am Jenni Konner Productions.  Konner’s additional producing credits with former producing partner Lena Dunham include the HBO documentaries IT’S ME, HILARY: THE MAN WHO DREW ELOISE and SUITED. Konner and Dunham launched the bi-weekly feminist newsletter Lenny Letter in 2015 and established publishing imprint Lenny Books with Random House in 2017. Konner is currently producing films at Netflix and New Regency and continuing to develop series at HBO. 

I.M. has everything! It’s colorful, hysterical, touching, bold, and heartbreaking. It’s about coming of age, creativity, being yourself, Jewish mothers, fashion, art, loss, and glamour. I loved it.” ―Andy Cohen, New York Times bestselling author of Superficial

“Isaac Mizrahi is a true Renaissance man. He can do it all! He’s managed to live several lives in one lifetime.”

Isaac Mizrahi is sui generis: designer, cabaret performer, talk-show host, a TV celebrity. Yet ever since he shot to fame in the late 1980s, the private Isaac Mizrahi has remained under wraps. Until now.

In I.M., Isaac Mizrahi offers a poignant, candid, and touching look back on his life so far. Growing up gay in a sheltered Syrian Jewish Orthodox family, Isaac had unique talents that ultimately drew him into fashion and later into celebrity circles that read like a who’s who of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries: Richard Avedon, Audrey Hepburn, Anna Wintour, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Meryl Streep, and Oprah Winfrey, to name only a few.

In his elegant memoir, Isaac delves into his lifelong battles with weight, insomnia, and depression. He tells what it was like to be an out gay man in a homophobic age and to witness the ravaging effects of the AIDS epidemic. Brimming with intimate details and inimitable wit, Isaac’s narrative reveals not just the glamour of his years, but the grit beneath the glitz. Rich with memorable stories from in and out of the spotlight, I.M. illuminates deep emotional truths.