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Playlist: Isaac Mizrahi: Talks that are in fashion

6 talks · 1h 22m · Curated by Isaac Mizrahi

Isaac Mizrahi: Talks that are in fashion (6 talks)

Designer Isaac Mizrahi dashed off these stylish, breezy notes on why these 6 TEDTalks are a source of inspiration for him.

  • 1.
    17:30
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    Author and illustrator Maira Kalman talks about her life and work, from her covers for The New Yorker to her books for children and grown-ups. She is as wonderful, as wise and as deliciously off-kilter in person as she is on paper.
    “She's one of my favorite artists and I love getting this view to her inner-creativity.”
  • 2.
    7:30
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    Fifteen-year-old Tavi Gevinson had a hard time finding strong female, teenage role models — so she built a space where they could find each other. At TEDxTeen, she illustrates how the conversations on sites like Rookie, her wildly popular web magazine for and by teen girls, are putting a new, unapologetically uncertain and richly complex face on modern feminism. (Filmed at TEDxTeen.)
    “She's the new generation and she doesn't make me feel like the old generation.”
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    New York was planning to tear down the High Line, an abandoned elevated railroad in Manhattan, when Robert Hammond and a few friends suggested: Why not make it a park? He shares how it happened in this tale of local cultural activism.
    “I love the High Line and I can't believe it really exists.”
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    18:11
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    "Puppets always have to try to be alive," says Adrian Kohler of the Handspring Puppet Company, a gloriously ambitious troupe of human and wooden actors. Beginning with the tale of a hyena's subtle paw, puppeteers Kohler and Basil Jones build to the story of their latest astonishment: the wonderfully life-like Joey, the War Horse, who trots (and gallops) convincingly onto the TED stage.
    “I grew up making puppets, so this really resonates for me.”
  • 5.
    16:09
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    400 years after Hudson found New York harbor, Eric Sanderson shares how he made a 3D map of Mannahatta's fascinating pre-city ecology of hills, rivers, wildlife — accurate down to the block — when Times Square was a wetland and you couldn't get delivery.
    “I'm from New York and I'm obsessed with its history and preservation.”
  • 6.
    17:51
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    Most of us will do anything to avoid being wrong. But what if we're wrong about that? "Wrongologist" Kathryn Schulz makes a compelling case for not just admitting but embracing our fallibility.
    “Anyone who is smart enough to know they're wrong is okay in my book.”