Unzipped (film)

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Directed byDouglas Keeve
Edited by
Music byMark Ambrosino
Distributed byMiramax Films
Release dates
January 1995 (Sundance)
  • August 11, 1995 (1995-08-11) (United States)
Running time
73 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$2.5 million (US)[1]

Unzipped is a 1995 American documentary film directed by Douglas Keeve. It follows fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi, Keeve's then boyfriend, as he plans and ultimately shows his fall 1994 collection. The film put such a rift in their relationship over Mizrahi's depiction that the two broke up over it.[2]

There are appearances by supermodels Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista and Kate Moss, as well as many other celebrities and designers from the fashion world and beyond. At the 1995 Sundance Film Festival, it won the Audience Award for U.S. Documentary, tied with Ballot Measure 9.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Janet Maslin of The New York Times gave Unzipped a positive review. Calling the film a "crafty valentine to the fashion world in general and this irrepressible designer in particular", Maslin praised the film's tight structure and found Mizrahi an engaging personality. She concludes that Unzipped is a "smart, spiky documentary".[4]

The film holds a rating of 78% on Rotten Tomatoes from 18 reviews.[5]


  1. ^ Unzipped at Box Office Mojo
  2. ^ Hintz, Katie (July 23, 2009). "Isaac Mizrahi Talks Models, Muses, and Fashion Mayhem at the Met". AOL.com. Archived from the original on July 27, 2009.
  3. ^ "Festival Watch: Sundance Film Festival". International Documentary Association. July 1, 1995. Retrieved October 6, 2023.
  4. ^ Maslin, Janet (August 4, 1995). "FILM REVIEW; A Madcap Maestro Of Haute Couture". The New York Times.
  5. ^ "Unzipped". Rotten Tomatoes.

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