Unzipped (1995)



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This documentary takes a lighthearted inside look at the fashion industry follows New York designer Isaac Mizrahi as he prepares to stage a fashion show. While the film avoids criticism and in-depth probing into Mizrahi, it does provide insight into the man's creativity as he deftly deals with the chaos. Mizrahi narrates the film and frequently quotes famous lines from the old movies he dearly loves. Film clips from the movies are included.
Documentary , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for Unzipped

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (6)

Though uncritical of NY designer Mizrahi, docu is everything that Altman's dreadful Ready to Wear should have been: An insider's view of the fashion world that's hip, light, authentic, revelatory, and always amusing.

Full Review… | September 1, 2006
Top Critic

This movie has all the elements that Miramax's other fashion film, Robert Altman's disastrously received Ready to Wear, didn't, including intrigue, humor, irony, pathos and real live supermodels.

December 31, 1999
USA Today
Top Critic

Mizrahi is such a flambouyant character that we are fascinated by him the whole time he is on camera. He seems to have a natural comic timing, as do the editors of the film.

Full Review… | October 23, 2008
Combustible Celluloid

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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July 5, 2005

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April 1, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Unzipped

This documentary has only gotten better with age. If you've an interest in the fashion industry this is essential viewing. It is a pitch-perfect time capsule moment for early 1990's fashion.

Matty Stanfield
Matty Stanfield

Isaac is a genius! I have always loved him and his collections! This was a great look into his world!

Kandis Anthony
Kandis Anthony

I loved it because it just goes to show what a weirdo Isaac Mizrahi is and what a strange world fashion design is. Talk about falling out of any sense of reality.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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