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Yey FIT!

On Public View for the First Time, June 17-September 26, 2009

The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) will display the ensemble designed by Isabel Toledo and worn by First Lady Michelle Obama on Inauguration Day in its upcoming mid-career retrospective of the designer's work. This will be the first time that the sheath dress and matching coat are on public view. Isabel Toledo: Fashion from the Inside Out opens on June 17 and runs through September 26, 2009. The exhibition also will include approximately 70 iconic looks by Isabel Toledo from the mid-1980s to the present, along with mannequins and drawings by her husband, artist Ruben Toledo, with whom she closely collaborates.

First Lady Michelle Obama said, ''I absolutely adored my Inauguration Day ensemble designed by Isabel Toledo, and I am happy it will be part of the exhibit so that others can appreciate the creativity and craftsmanship of one of America’s great female designers."

"Isabel Toledo has long been admired by fashion insiders but unknown to the public at large," said Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of The Museum at FIT. "When Michelle Obama wore Isabel Toledo's beautiful golden ensemble for the Inauguration, suddenly everyone in the world saw what this great designer can do. We are absolutely delighted that Mrs. Obama has agreed to lend this now-historic ensemble to the museum’s forthcoming exhibition, Isabel Toledo: Fashion from the Inside Out."

To read the full article from the Fashion Institute of Technology, go here

That's pretty cool, FIT. Yey for my alma mater!!



( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 16th, 2009 06:24 pm (UTC)
I think I have read about the Toledo couple.. don't they always do fashion collaboration together? (She sews/he illustrates, and such?)
Apr. 16th, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC)
wow, so cool! i personally love michelle obama and her clothing choices; she always looks classy but also stunning. she is a gorgeous woman!
Apr. 16th, 2009 08:54 pm (UTC)
I totally agree with this. : )
Apr. 17th, 2009 01:37 pm (UTC)
You know I love you, but there are some many things in your above comment that I totally don't agree with, lol...

I'm just gonna stick with the fact that I'm excited the clothing of a First Lady is at FIT.

Apr. 16th, 2009 08:58 pm (UTC)
Yay for FIT, for sure! This is AWESOME.
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