The necklace combined large brown stones with diamond-cut cubic zirconia. "This was a surprise for me," she said of the gift.
"Isaac is original, he's witty, a master constructionist, and he treats women in a way that is so respectful and full of awe and so flattering. I've always said that Isaac is like your best girlfriend and the man of your dreams rolled into one!"
Figure-skater Johnny Weir walked into the show wearing what appeared to be a bedazzled baby raccoon draped over his shoulder.
"He is an inspiration to me," Weir said of Mizrahi. "He is such a mainstay in New York fashion and in American fashion, and I am so honored to be here and to be wearing a part of his world right now."
Er, so what is that, exactly?
"It is a stole with a rhinestone-encrusted face and I really enjoy it, and it's got little feet and everything."
Did you steal the stole?
"I did not. It was sent over this morning by Isaac himself."
Of trends this season, Weir said: "I love that designers are throwing it at us again: Dennis Basso with the alligator dress. Alice + Olivia, with the completely embellished cocktail dress, is gorgeous. And Isaac has done an amazing show. I think people need not to be afraid: You live once. If it's fashion, spend it. If it's a house, spend it."
Webb, too, said she saw a return of "superluxe fabrics" to the runway this season. So does that mean American fashion has emerged from the recession?
"I don't know," she said, indicating her jewelry. "If we were coming out of the recession, this necklace would be real rocks!"
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