We had the amazing opportunity to drop in on "The Fashion Show's" mentor and judge, designer Isaac Mizrahi, at his New York City showroom. He's already working on his Fall 2011 line, so time is at a premium for the designer. But when it comes to shooting the Bravo competition, he feels it's worth it.
"That's a very long day of taping, as you can imagine," he tells us. "But what you lose, you gain in eye candy, because you're watching two really fun shows."
In probably the best reboots of a show we've seen in a while, "The Fashion Show's" revamped look in Season 2 and new host and judge, the iconic supermodel Iman, has made all the difference.
"I think [Iman] makes the show like a lot of fun," Mizrahi says. "She's just such a kook. She's so crazy. And she really is. It's not like she's just doing that. She really is nuts."
Mizrahi says that Iman not only intimidates the show's contestants, but him, as well. Though, he has figured out how to deal with her.
"You just have to stare her down," he says. "You have to be bitchier, bigger, better and have more wigs than she does. That's the only way to beat Iman. You have to beat Iman at her own game."