If you have missed the "Isabel Toledo" Exhibition,
here're some re-cap from FIT museum.
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Isabel Toledo was born in Cuba in 1961 and learned to sew as a child. She held her first fashion show in 1985 and was immediately heralded as a great new talent. Yet she remained unknown to the general public until Michelle Obama chose to wear an Isabel Toledo ensemble at her husband’s Inauguration.
Lemongrass wool lace, silk tulle & silk crepe lining dress & coate,
worn by Michelle Obama on the Inauguration Day, January 2009This exhibition is organized in sections according to several themes that characterize Isabel’s body of work. Organic Geometry, for example, refers to Toledo’s ability to combine the intuitive with geometric forms, while Shadowexamines the interplay of the transparent and the opaque. Other sections includeSuspension, Liquid Architecture, Shape, Manipulated Surfaces, andOrigami, where designs that began as simple shapes have become three-dimensional "sculptural" garments.