Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Missed Target: Isaac Mizrahi heads to Claiborne

Wa wa wee wa... Isaac Mizrahi is headed to Liz Claiborne to give the sportswear co. a much needed face lift. Leaving Target at year's end, Mizrahi will assume the role of creative director for all categories of better-priced women's Liz Claiborne brand in the spring of '09.

Said Mizrahi in a statement, "[Liz Claiborne] made fashion friendly and accessible, and in doing so, she became every woman's best friend. These are all ideas I treasure and I'm honored to have the opportunity to build on this fantastic legacy and excited to reestablish the label as a must-have. And, as excited as I am about developing Liz Claiborne, the collaboration also affords fantastic opportunities for growth in my own brand."

This news comes fresh on the heels of Monday's announcement that John Bartlett will head Claiborne's menswear, under the label Claiborne by John Bartlett.