Isabel Toledo Biography – Isabel Toledo Wiki
Isabel Toledo born Maria Isabel Izquierdo, was a Cuban-American fashion designer based in New York City. Toledo’s claim to fame is the coat and dress she designed for former First Lady Michelle Obama to wear to her husband Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009.
She attended the Fashion Institute of Technology (NY) and Parsons School of Design (NY), where she studied painting, ceramics, and fashion design. She left Parsons in 1979 before graduating in order to become an intern under Diana Vreeland at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
In 1985, Toledo presented her first collection. In 1998, she stopped presenting biannual collections, instead choosing to create on her own schedule. Along with her husband, Ruben Toledo, Isabel was the recipient of the Cooper Hewitt national design award for their work in fashion in 2005. Toledo was named creative director of Anne Klein in 2006. She made her debut with Anne Klein at New York Fashion Week in February 2007 to critical acclaim. She and Anne Klein parted ways, however, a few months later.
Toledo was also the recipient of an Otis Critics’ award named for her at the Los Angeles-based Otis College of Art and Design. In 2012, Toledo published an autobiography entitled “Roots of Style: Weаving Together Life, Love, аnd Fаshion”, which was illustrated by Ruben Toledo and recounted their lives together. An excerpt of her аutobiogrаphy reads, “Love wаs the guiding light thаt introduced me аt а young аge to my husbаnd, the аrtist аnd illustrаtor Ruben Toledo, who fell in love аt first sight with а shy dreаmer of а girl. I fell in love with Ruben’s аrt first. It took аnother four yeаrs for me to reciprocаte аnd reаlize thаt this kid wаs the love of my life. While I wаs busy plаying, sewing, dаncing, аnd growing up, I discovered thаt Ruben wаs the missing link, in the best possible sense of those words. Love is often the missing link in life. Once thаt element flowers, the rest of life seems to flow аlong.”
Isabel Toledo Age
She was born on April 9, 1960, in Camajuaní, Cuba. She died on August 26, 2019, in New York City, United States. She was 59 years old.
Isabel Toledo Husband
She was married to her husband, Ruben Toledo. Isabel and Ruben met while attending high school in New Jersey. They married in 1984.
Isabel Toledo Death
Toledo died on August 26, 2019, at a hospital in Manhattan. Her husband, artist Ruben Toledo, confirmed her death and cause of death to The New York Times. The Museum аt the Fаshion Institute of Technology pаid tribute to Toledo on Facebook: “We are so deeply saddened to learn of the passing of the brilliant fashion designer, Isabel Toledo. Born in Cuba in 1961, Isabel lived and worked — inseparably — with her husband Ruben. They had two exhibitions at The Museum at FIT: “Ruben and Isabel Toledo: The Marriage of Art and Fashion” and “Isabel Toledo: Fashion from the Inside Out.” Isabel received the Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion in 2008. Our thoughts are with Ruben.”
Isabel Toledo Cause of Death – Isabel Toledo Breast Cancer
Isabel Toledo’s cause of death was breast cancer.
Isabel Toledo Nationality
She was of Cuban-American nationality.
Isabel Toledo Net Worth
Information about Isabel Toledo’s net worth is being updated.