Isaac Mizrahi’s status as a totemic figure in New York fashion isn’t just thanks to the ’90s heyday of his agenda-setting label, but also for his outsize personality and razor-sharp wit—immortalized most memorably in Unzipped, the documentary pulling back the curtain on Mizrahi’s preparation for his fall 1994 collection. Even with the chaos and glamour of the backstage fashion show and the starry line-up of cameos, including Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, and Linda Evangelista, the shining star was always Mizrahi himself.
So it’s no wonder he’s taken to the medium of Instagram like a duck to water, sharing candid insights into his day-to-day life with all of his trademark flamboyance and charm. No more so than today, when he posted from his bed to mourn the mundanity of work from home dressing. “So I’m lying in bed faced with the prospect of getting dressed and I cannot face another pair of yoga pants, or pull-on pants, or lounge pants—I just can’t,” he said. “I’m kind of thinking a three-piece suit, a really tight suit? Or a corset and some kind of 19th-century gown with 30 cuffed buttons? Seriously, I need structure!” It’s a sentiment many of us working from home can probably relate to, even if Mizrahi’s solution is a little more decadent than what you may have had in mind. We’re all craving a little more structure right now—and whether you find that in a regular daily routine, or an opulent corseted ballgown like Mizrahi, is entirely up to you.