Thursday, July 2, 2009

Isabel Toledo

Isabel Toledo: Fashion from the Inside Out

Two of Isabel Toledo dresses on display at the Museum at FIT: left, Half Moons Blossom into a Cornflower Dress, fall/winter 1998-99, in black rayon jersey; on the right, “Diamond Draped Bodice Dresses,” finished and unfinished, fall 2005 in white rayon jersey. The amazing Isabel Toledo, Cuban born, New Jersey raised graduate of both FIT and Parsons School of Design has an incredible show on at FIT in NYC. Not only has she been awarded a Cooper-Hewitt Design Award, an Otis Critics award named for her, but she was only the third recipient to receive The Couture Council Artistry of Fashion Award (2008). She worked briefly with Ann Klein and has enjoyed a working alongside her partner and artist husband, Ruben Toledo.

The show is on through September 26, 2009