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Thursday
Nov052009

Must See: Isabel Toledo

Today is shaping up to be a treat! The first couple of fashion, Isabel and Ruben Toledo, were in Washington last night to show Isabel Toledo's spring collection at the home of the Swiss Ambassador Urs Ziswiler.

You must check out the video above that accompanies this article from Kiki Ryan of Politico. Ms. Ryan even got the scoop on another Isabel Toledo creation we need to be looking for:

One dress in Obama’s possession is a pleated jersey number with some real swing. "It's very Marilyn Monroe," Toledo said. "It's beautiful, it's got a beautiful flow.”

Reader Comments (6)

New pics of Mrs. O at the Department of Energy on yahoo and getty.

Here is one from yahoo:
http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/slideshow/photo//091105/480/69fd5ca7175c480f9c6e69dd7c3e3656/#photoViewer=/091105/480/9174931635fc4cf28f2c31e310935fb2

The jacket is pretty cool. The white detail looks like it was painted on or something. Very Interesting. You can see it good in this pic from getty.

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/92801347

Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 5:10 PM | Registered CommenterNyon

Interesting, but I did not see wearable clothes here. The one sheath with the hem flounce, maybe. But the rest do nothing for a woman's body.

Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 5:10 PM | Unregistered CommenterBeeGee

I'm happy for Isabel and her husband. It must be a great feeling when your hard work pays off especially when you are working in a competitive field such as fashion. Michelle's inauguaration outfit was appropriate, beautiful, comfortable and considering the temperature looked warm.

Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 5:50 PM | Unregistered Commenterjestina

It's a shame we didn't get to see the complete show. Maybe someone else photographed or taped it & it will be online?

I love Isabel & Ruben and am so happy for any success they have. I don't believe the Toledos & Mrs. O have actually met face-to-face yet. Shame she had other commitments and couldn't come to the party because I imagine they would really enjoy each others company.

Remember that what you're seeing a glimpse of in this clip is "runway" and will probably be modified when clothes for sale hit the showroom. You want the "runway" to be a bit "pow!" especially when it's for a party! They're such a small business they don't normally have a runway show because it's too expensive.

Mrs. T, do you know when the panel discussion Robin Givhan is leading with Isabel & Ruben at the Textile Museum is happening and whether it will be filmed & available for viewing online?

Here's link to a wonderful intro to Isabel & Ruben from The New Yorker March 2008:

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/03/10/080310fa_fact_thurman?currentPage=all

Friday, November 6, 2009 at 1:12 AM | Unregistered Commenterdesertwind

I have been involved in fashion and high end retailing for decades. I know runway "pow" when I see it. I also recognize clothes that may be interesting to the person who designed them, but are not even flattering to the runway models let alone a normal woman. I cannot imagine what could be done to those few samples in the clip to make them beautiful or wearable.

Friday, November 6, 2009 at 9:39 AM | Unregistered CommenterBeeGee

HI CHANDRA, MY MOM HAS HAD A FASCINATION WITH JACKIE "O' TOO. SHE HAS A

LIBRARY OF ALMOST EVERY BOOK PUBLISHED. MY MOM IS A GREAT SEAMSTRESS ALSO

AND COPIED MANY OF JACKIE O'S FASHIONS TO WEAR TO HER JOB. WE SAW OUR MOM

GOING TO WORK EVERYDAY IN JACKIE'S STYLE DRESSES, HAVE MANY PICS IN OUR FAMILY ALBUMS. MY BROTHER OFTEN MADE JOKES ABOUT BEING RAISED LIKE JOHN JOHN.
MY MOM EMULATED JACKIE O'S GRACE AND PASSED SOME ON TO ME
HER ONLY DAUGHTER AND HAS EVEN MET JACKIE O.THE BEST PIC OF MY MOM IS WITH A PINK 60'S DRESS WITH THE BELT AND BUCKLE MADE WITH THE DRESS AND PEARLS AROUND HER NECK.

I HAVE TO GO BACK GO BACK AND LOOK AT THE PICS AGAIN.

WHEN MY MOM'S LATE HUSBAND DIED, OH YES SHE WORE
THE VEIL AND THE BLACK DRESS
MY BROTHER WAS ONLY 4 AT THE TIME AND HE SAID THE SAME WORDS "GOODBYE MY DADDY". SHE QUILTS TOO SO SHE DID A QUILT IN HONOUR OF JOHN JOHN AND RECEIVED A THANK YOU LETTER FROM THE KENNEDY'S.
(BY THE WAY MY MOM IS A CARIBBEAN LADY)


THE HUGE FASCINATION WAS THERE, EVERY OTHER SENTENCE WAS ABOUT JACKIE.

I TAPED THE FUNERAL FOR MY MOM AND SENT IT TO HER.

Monday, November 9, 2009 at 2:43 PM | Registered Commenterprettiribbons

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