Served as a mentor for aspiring fashion designers on the show Project Runway, where he popularized the phrase "Make it work." He became the Chief Creative Officer for Liz Claiborne and was also the former chair of fashion Design at Parons The New School for Design.
He attended Corcoran College of Art and Design, where he studied sculpture.
In 2011, he played the character Henri in the film The Smurfs.
He and his previous partner were together for over five years, but ended their relationship in the early '90s.
He appeared on Sex and the City 2 with Sarah Jessica Parker.