Isabel Toledo Biography
Isabel Toledo was a Cuban-American fashion designer based in New York City.She is renown for creating former first lady Michelle Obama‘s standout lemongrass-colored sheath dress and matching overcoat for her husband’s 2009 inauguration. Toledo died of breast cancer on August 26th.
Very sad to hear the news of the passing of Isabel Toledo. Isabel was a dear friend of mine and an iconic fashion designer. May she rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/6G3nXiIhdW
— Francois Damide (@FrancoisDamide) August 26, 2019
Isabel Toledo Age
Isabel Toledo Born on April 9, 1961 – Dies August 26, 2019, She was 58 years old.
Isabel Toledo Early Life
Isabel Toledo was born in Cuba and moved to West New York, New Jersey,
— Nicole Eisenberg (@neisenberg) August 26, 2019
Isabel Toledo Husband
She met her collaborator and husband, the illustrator and painter Ruben Toledo, in high school. She was an independent designer who later eschewed runways for museum exhibitions, starting in late 1990
Heartbroken to hear that brilliant NY designer Isabel Toledo has lost her battle with breast cancer. Way before she designed for @MichelleObama , Toledo and her talented artist husband Ruben had made their mark as true visionaries. https://t.co/B4XUju2Cob via @torontostar
— Jeanne Beker (@Jeanne_Beker) August 26, 2019
Isabel Toledo Education
She attended high school and met her future husband and collaborator, Ruben Toledo, whom she married in 1984. She attended the Fashion Institute of Technology (NY) and Parsons School of Design (NY) where she studied painting, ceramics, and fashion design. Toledo was an avid seamstress from a young age.
Isabel Toledo Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth of her is $9 Million USD as of 2019.
Isabel Toledo Height
She stands 5 feet 7 inch tall
Isabel Toledo Weight
Her weight is around 65 KG.
Isabel Toledo Career
AP- Isabel Toledo, the Cuban American fashion designer with an avant-garde flair who created former first lady Michelle Obama’s standout lemon grass-colored sheath dress and matching overcoat for her husband’s 2009 inauguration, has died. She was 59.
— Rich Braham (@MoBetterNews) August 26, 2019
In 1985, Toledo presented her first collection. In 1998, she stopped presenting biannual collections, instead choosing to create on her own schedule. Toledo was named creative director of Anne Klein in 2006 after more than twenty years of working solely under her own name. Toledo made her debut with Anne Klein at New York Fashion Week in February 2007. Toledo and Anne Klein parted ways later in 2007.
Isabel Toledo Awards
Along with her husband, Ruben Toledo, Isabel was the recipient of the 2005 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for their work in fashion.
Toledo was also the recipient of an Otis Critics’ award named for her at the Los Angeles-based Otis College of Art and Design.
On September 3, 2008, Isabel Toledo was presented with the third annual Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion from the Museum at FIT in New York’s Rainbow Room atop Rockefeller Center.
A major inspiration, Isabel Toledo, has died of breast cancer. What a sad day for the fashion world. https://t.co/3XEfw0zMLI
— Alesya (@Alesya) August 26, 2019
Isabel Toledo Famous clients
Michelle Obama first wore a Toledo design on June 18, 2008 for an appearance at a New York City fashion world fund-raiser. Obama had been a fan of her work from buying her clothes in Chicago at Ikram Goldman’s store.
Toledo designed a lemongrass yellow wool lace shift dress with matching overcoat which the First Lady selected to wear at the first inauguration of Barack Obama.
Isabel Toledo Death & Cause
Isabel Toledo died of Breast Cancer on August 26th, 2019. She was 59 years old.
I am devastated over the news of this beautiful woman #isabeltoledo dying today from #breastcancer . Not only was she an incredible designer she was a nice person. My heart goes out to #Rubentoldeo who as you can see here from my visit working with the… https://t.co/qYUWyYzCE7 pic.twitter.com/1Rir5jd4k4
— Ann Caruso (@Ann_Caruso) August 26, 2019
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