Designer Q&A: Fun Facts About Your Favorite Designers

Marios Schwab, Creative Director at Halston
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Designer Q&A: Fun Facts About Your Favorite Designers

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Isaac Mizrahi

Isaac Mizrahi
Henry S. Dziekan III/Getty

TYPICAL BEDTIME

I don't have a typical bedtime. The earlier I get to sleep, the better chance I have to get any sleep.

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Isaac Mizrahi

Isaac Mizrahi
CSU Archives/Everett Collection

GO-TO KARAOKE SONG

"I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor.

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Isaac Mizrahi

Isaac Mizrahi
Jimi Celeste/Sipa; Shaun Mader/Sipa

FAVORITE SONG RIGHT NOW

"Dirty Love" by Johnny Weir and "Jealous of My Boogie" by RuPaul.

STYLE CRUSH
Johnny Weir.

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Isaac Mizrahi

Isaac Mizrahi
Courtesy of Amazon

CURRENTLY READING

The Autobiography of Mark Twain

. It's so good!

FAVORITE TV SHOW
The Good Wife.

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Isaac Mizrahi

Isaac Mizrahi
Steve Gorton/Getty

FAVORITE GADGET

A jar. You can do so much with a jar; you can make vinaigrette in a jar and you can pickle things in a jar. Jars are the best.

LAST GOOGLED
Mark Morris. I needed some information about a show that he did in the nineties.

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Isaac Mizrahi

Isaac Mizrahi
Pete Turner/Getty

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT

Beach Hampton, Long Island.

LAST PURCHASE
A coffee maker at Williams & Sonoma, which I think I will return.

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Isaac Mizrahi

Isaac Mizrahi
Andrea Bricco/Getty

FAVORITE DRINK

Iced Yerba Mate.

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Isaac Mizrahi

Isaac Mizrahi
Beth Galton/Getty

ONE PHRASE TO DESCRIBE FALL FASHION

Cake.

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Donna Karan

Donna Karan
Ben Hider/Getty

TYPICAL BEDTIME

2 a.m.

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Donna Karan

Donna Karan
United Artists/Everett

FAVORITE SONG RIGHT NOW

"Seven Nation Army" by the White Stripes.

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Donna Karan

Donna Karan
Michael Ochs Archives/Corbis

GO-TO KARAOKE SONG

"Jolene" by Dolly Parton.

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT
Too many to name!

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Donna Karan

Donna Karan
Courtesy of Amazon

CURRENTLY READING

Nemesis

by Philip Roth and My Name Is Charles Saatchi and I am an Artoholic by Charles Saatchi.

LAST PURCHASE
A chair.

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Donna Karan

Donna Karan
Christian Weber/Showtime/Everett

FAVORITE TV SHOW

Dexter

.

FAVORITE DRINK
Water.

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Donna Karan

Donna Karan
Courtesy of Apple"

FAVORITE GADGET

iPhone.

STYLE CRUSH
French Vogue editor Emmanuelle Alt.

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Donna Karan

Donna Karan
Everett

LAST GOOGLED

Romy Schneider.

ONE PHRASE TO DESCRIBE FALL FASHION
Street chic.

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Jason Wu

Jason Wu
Chance Yeh/PatrickMcMullan.com/Sipa

TYPICAL BEDTIME

2 a.m.

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Jason Wu

Jason Wu
Courtesy of Amazon

FAVORITE SONG RIGHT NOW

"Standing on the Shore" by Empire of the Sun.

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Jason Wu

Jason Wu
Mitchell Haaseth/NBC/Everett

GO-TO KARAOKE SONG

"Independent Women" by Destiny's Child.

FAVORITE TV SHOW
Outsourced.

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Jason Wu

Jason Wu
Courtesy of Amazon

CURRENTLY READING

Just Kids

by Patti Smith.

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Jason Wu

Jason Wu
Courtesy of Apple

FAVORITE GADGET

iPad.

LAST GOOGLED
Fried chicken recipe.

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Jason Wu

Jason Wu
Panoramic Images/Getty

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT

Jose Ignacio in Uruguay.

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Jason Wu

Jason Wu
Courtesy of Canvas

LAST PURCHASE

Pomegranate candles from Canvas.

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Jason Wu

Jason Wu
David Kressler/Getty

FAVORITE DRINK

White Cosmo from New York restaurant DBGB.

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Jason Wu

Jason Wu
Marc Dimov/Sipa Press

STYLE CRUSH

Diane Kruger.

ONE PHRASE TO DESCRIBE FALL FASHION
Opulent.

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Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano
SplashNewsOnline.com

TYPICAL BEDTIME

Midnight to 1 a.m.

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Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano
David Tingey/SplashNewsOnline.com

FAVORITE SONG RIGHT NOW

"Man Down" by Rihanna.

CURRENTLY READING
Emails!

FAVORITE GADGET
My phone.

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Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano
Mirrorpix/Everett

GO-TO KARAOKE SONG

Anything Whitney Houston!

FAVORITE TV SHOW
American Pickers and Pawn Stars

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Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano
iStockPhoto

LAST GOOGLED

Restaurants for dinner.

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT
I never get to take a vacation!

LAST PURCHASE
Fabric for my fall collection.

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Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano
O.SCHMITT/BABIRAD/SIPA; LORENVU/SIPA

FAVORITE DRINK

Coke with ice or hot peach tea.

STYLE CRUSH
Dita Von Teese. She's always looking fabulous and sexy.

ONE PHRASE TO DESCRIBE FALL FASHION
Iconic.

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Rachel Roy

Rachel Roy
Nicholas Hunt/PatrickMcMullan.com/Sipa

TYPICAL BEDTIME

A few hours after my girls go to sleep-11 p.m. if I'm lucky.

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Rachel Roy

Rachel Roy
Steve Granitz/WireImage

FAVORITE SONG RIGHT NOW

"Only Girl (in the World)" by Rihanna.

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Rachel Roy

Rachel Roy
John Hayes/AP Photo

GO-TO KARAOKE SONG

"Night Time Is the Right Time" by Ray Charles.

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Rachel Roy

Rachel Roy
Courtesy of Amazon

CURRENTLY READING

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

by Don Miguel Ruiz.

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Rachel Roy

Rachel Roy
Janet Van Ham/HBO/Everett

FAVORITE TV SHOW

Real Time with Bill Maher

. He is such a genius and so witty. I can watch him over and over.

FAVORITE DRINK
During Fashion Week: BluePrint Cleanse Lemonade with cucumber.

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Rachel Roy

Rachel Roy
Jim Young/Landov

FAVORITE GADGET

My iPad. I still have so much to learn. I am like a kid with that thing.

LAST GOOGLED
Michelle Obama.

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Rachel Roy

Rachel Roy
Walter Bibikow/Getty

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT

Nearly anywhere on the Pacific coast of Mexico. The more secluded, the better. I love the history and the Native American souls in the air.

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Rachel Roy

Rachel Roy

LAST PURCHASE

A Fendi bag (pictured).

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Rachel Roy

Rachel Roy
Jamie McCarthy/WireImage; Russ Einhorn/SplashNewsOnline.com

STYLE CRUSH

Maggie Gyllenhaal. She's smart and chic, with the perfect amount of humor thrown in.

ONE PHRASE TO DESCRIBE FALL FASHION
Vibrant new saturations of color.

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Peter Som

Peter Som
Jamie McCarthy/WireImage

TYPICAL BEDTIME

11:30 ideally but usually midnight.

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Peter Som

Peter Som
Target/FAME Pictures

FAVORITE SONG RIGHT NOW

"All the Lovers" by Kylie Minogue.

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Peter Som

Peter Som
Courtesy of Amazon

GO-TO KARAOKE SONG

"Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey.

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Peter Som

Peter Som
Courtesy of Amazon

CURRENTLY READING

Best Food Writing 2010

by Holly Hughes.

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Peter Som

Peter Som
Matthias Clamer/Bravo/Everett

FAVORITE TV SHOW

Top Chef

.

FAVORITE GADGET
Apple's MacBook Air. It might be slightly larger than a gadget but I am loving it!

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Peter Som

Peter Som
Getty

LAST GOOGLED

Synonyms for pink.

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT
Vieques Island, Puerto Rico.

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Peter Som

Peter Som
iStockPhoto

LAST PURCHASE

City Bakery's chocolate chip cookie.

FAVORITE DRINK
Zico pure coconut water mango flavor.

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Peter Som

Peter Som
Gilbert Flores/Celebrity Photo; MAVRIX

STYLE CRUSH

Jake Gyllenhaal.

ONE PHRASE TO DESCRIBE FALL FASHION
Crisp!

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Marios Schwab, Creative Director at Halston

Marios Schwab, Creative Director at Halston
Joe Corrigan/Getty

TYPICAL BEDTIME

12 a.m.

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Marios Schwab, Creative Director at Halston

Marios Schwab, Creative Director at Halston
Jonathan Hession/Showtime/Everett

FAVORITE TV SHOW

The Tudors.

FAVORITE DRINK

Coffee.

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Marios Schwab, Creative Director at Halston

Marios Schwab, Creative Director at Halston
Mirrorpix/Everett

FAVORITE SONG RIGHT NOW

"I'm on Fire" by Bruce Springsteen.

FAVORITE GADGET
Still my iPhone.

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Marios Schwab, Creative Director at Halston

Marios Schwab, Creative Director at Halston
Courtesy of Amazon

GO-TO KARAOKE SONG

"Sweet Child of Mine" by Guns and Roses.

LAST THING YOU BOUGHT
A Camelia plant.

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Marios Schwab, Creative Director at Halston

Marios Schwab, Creative Director at Halston
David Hanson/Getty

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT

Any Greek Island.

ONE PHRASE TO DESCRIBE FALL FASHION
Safe.

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Marios Schwab, Creative Director at Halston

Marios Schwab, Creative Director at Halston
Courtesy of Amazon

CURRENTLY READING

In Praise of Shadows

By Junichiro Tanizki.

STYLE CRUSH
White stilettos.

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