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Isaac Mizrahi Loves Mayor Bloomberg and Alex Trebek


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Name: Isaac Mizrahi
Job: Designer, personality, bon vivant, narrator of this past weekend’s production of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf .
Age: 47
Neighborhood: West Village

Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Greta Garbo and Mayor Bloomberg.

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York?
Le Bernardin.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
Work my ass off.

Would you still live here on a $35,000 salary?
Yes, of course — I really can’t imagine living anywhere but New York.

What’s the last thing you saw on Broadway?

Do you give money to panhandlers?

What’s your drink?
Yerba mate tea.

How often do you prepare your own meals?
Constantly. I am a chef trapped in the body of an over-the-top designer!

What’s your favorite medication?

What’s hanging above your sofa?
A huge oil painting of my dog Harry by Scott Lifschutz.

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
There is never too much you can spend on a haircut.

When’s bedtime?
How’s never?

Which do you prefer, the old Times Square or the new Times Square?
Old Times Square

What do you think of Donald Trump?
He serves his purpose. The only reason I am saying this is because I was on his show, The Apprentice.

What do you hate most about living in New York?
When I have to leave.

Who is your mortal enemy?

When’s the last time you drove a car?
Last week. I drive at the beach.

Who should be the next president?
Hillary!! I love her and can’t wait to make her inaugural gown.

Times, Post, or Daily News?
Times for the crossword puzzle and the Post for the horoscopes

Where do you go to be alone?
My bathtub is my idea of an isolation tank. My favorite daily routine is having a bath and watching Jeopardy!.

What makes someone a New Yorker?
Resilience, a short temper, and a tragic love of the Yankees.

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Isaac Mizrahi Loves Mayor Bloomberg and Alex Trebek