Isabel Toledo Wiki
Isabel Toledo was born on April 9, 1961, and she was a Cuban-American fashion designer based in New York City. On August 26, 2019, she passed away at the age of 59 and she died of breast cancer, her studio said in an email Monday.
Isabel Toledo 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 in 2009 inauguration.
Isabel Toledo Career
In 1985, Toledo presented her first collection. In 1998, she stopped presenting biannual collections, instead choosing to create on her schedule. Later, in 2006 she was named creative director of Anne Klein after more than twenty years of working solely under her name.
In February 2007, Isabel Toledo made her debut with Anne Klein at New York Fashion Week and she Toledo and Anne Klein parted ways later in 2007.
Toledo’s work grabbed attention after Obama wore some of her looks at the inauguration, including the lemongrass shift dress in wool and lace. Obama had been a fan of Toledo before donning the famous outfit.
Demi Moore, Debi Mazar, and Debra Messing are among celebrities who have worn Isabel Toledo’s creations, both on-screen and on red carpets.
The Toledos won a Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in 2005. A more recent endeavor was the Labor of Love exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts, a collection of new sculptures, paintings and drawings focused on the connections between fashion and art.
Isabel Toledo Age
How old was Isabel Toledo? was born on April 9, 1961, and from Cuba, she is 59 years old as of 2019. However, there is not much information about her father, mother, and siblings.
Toledo arrived in West New York, New Jersey, from Cuba as a teenager, later attending but not graduating from fashion college in New York.
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 the late 1990s.
She served briefly as creative director for Anne Klein, from 2006 to 2007, put out her scent and once designed shoes in a collaboration with Payless, among other accessories projects.
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.
Isabel Toledo Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth of her is $9 Million USD as of 2019. She stands 5 feet 7 inch tall and weighs around 65 KG.