Isaac Mizrahi to Kick Off Jewish Book & Arts Festival

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Posted by: Debbie Kaplan, Co-Chair of the Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book & Arts Festival

Isaac MizrahiEveryone knows we do it big in Texas! So what better way to kick off the opening night of the 47th Annual Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book & Arts Festival at the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC, than with famed fashion designer and industry icon, Isaac Mizrahi!

The “Project Runway All Stars” judge will take the stage on Saturday, November 2 at 8:00 PM to discuss his captivating memoir about growing up gay in a Syrian Jewish Orthodox family and the freedom he found through fashion. Mizrahi’s book, I.M.: A Memoir, chronicles his childhood in 1960s Brooklyn, where he preferred playing with Barbies over G.I. Joes.  He shares both the hardships of his life and the glamour of his career designing for celebrity icons including Audrey Hepburn, Anna Wintour, Oprah Winfrey and Meryl Streep.  Mizrahi will also discuss his lifelong battles with weight, insomnia and depression, illuminating deep emotional truths and the grit beneath the glitz.

I.M. A MemoirWhether you are a fashionista, book lover or celebrity aficionado, this special evening will definitely not disappoint! Just look at the video he sent to us about his visit! Perfect for girls nite, date nite, or just to hang out with a celebrity fashion designer! 

Following his presentation, Isaac will sign his books which will be available for purchase at the J! The J staff recommends getting tickets in advance. Tickets for the evening are $29 and on sale at

On the website you will also see the full schedule of this 11-day celebration of books and arts which takes place November 2-13! Everyday there are some great author talks and films! 

I also attached an e-flyer, please feel free to forward to your friends.

Hope to see you there!


Category: Arts and Culture