I first heard about the Isabel Toledo when Michelle Obama wore one of her designs at the president's inauguration. I filed it away in the back of my brain, to let that titbit of info collect dust. But then came across a lovely post about the Toledo's here and felt compelled to find out more about them. They are incredibly incredible. They are madcap mavericks. They are completely compelling.
'He's visualizing my feelings'. Fashion Designer Isabel Toledo, on her collaborative relationship with her artist husband. [papermag 2003]
"If I make a dress that's totally ugly, I know that it is going to have babies." Isabel
Papermag: How do you describe what you do?
Isabel: I don't. It's like describing my insides, and I've never looked at my insides.