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No apologies from Isaac Mizrahi

Teri Hatcher's not the only one who thought E!'s new red carpet fashionista, Isaac Mizrahi, went too far at the Golden Globes.

Even Isaac agrees with the criticism.

In his first interview since his headline-making appearance, the designer actually apologizes.

But…he also gave us fair warning.

“Did you think you crossed the line at any point?” Access Hollywood's Tim Vincent asked.

“Do I think I crossed the line?” Isaac mused.

During the Golden Globes, Isaac asked Teri what kind of underwear, if any, she was wearing.

Although she played along, it wasn't exactly the type of question she (or the audience) was expecting.

Then he went ahead and asked Kiera Knightley, Jessica Alba, Sandra Oh and Queen Latifah the same question.

“Why did you want to know if they were wearing underwear or not?” Tim asked.

“Because it’s just interesting to me,” Isaac told Tim.

But was it interesting TV?

The flamboyant designer had many “what was he thinking?” moments during his red carpet foray. Indeed, Isaac went where no interviewer has gone before.

He even asked Eva Longoria: “Is it bikini down there, completely bare, your body hair?”

Once again, although she laughed it off during the live broadcast, Eva was clearly not amused.

“What about asking, ‘Are you shaven?’ to Eva Longoria,” Tim asked.

“Well, why not?” Isaac said. “I don't know why you can't ask that question on TV. I don't think that question is improper in certain terms if you are at home and you know her and you are relaxing but on a red carpet live TV show...”

“Well, that's what history told us,” Isaac explained. “That it was somewhat controversial. But I don't know. I didn't feel in the moment that it was controversial.”

However, the moment he felt 21-year-old Scarlett Johansson's breast on live TV could be viewed as extreme.

“What's going on?!?” said a startled Scarlett during the Globes.

“I felt Scarlett's boob! I felt Scarlett's boob!” Isaac chortled at the time.

Isaac claimed it was all in the name of fashion.

Being a designer, Isaac pokes and prods celebrities during a fitting in order to get just the right look. This was just the wrong place and time to do it.

“Scarlett Johansson, you actually groped,” Tim said.

“I know, didn't I?” Isaac said. “I didn't grope her. I touched the dress. I was touching the dress to see how it was.”

“You groped her,” Tim insisted.

“I didn't,” Isaac said. “I touched the dress to see if there was a bra underneath and there was.”

Despite his on-air antics, Isaac defends his work and E! is behind him, signing him on to their live red carpet pre-Oscar coverage.

“Do you feel that you have to apologize to anybody?” Tim asked.

“No, I didn't do anything wrong but apology is a different thing,” Isaac said. “Here is what I will say. If anyone was offended, I'm sorry. If anyone was offended, I'm sorry. That's it.”

So come Oscar time, you will see a different Isaac on the red carpet, but as he told us, don't expect him to ask the stars about their violin and stamp collections.

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