Saturday, May 23, 2009

Isabel and Ruben Toldedo

Yesterday I went to the studio of the fashion designer Isabel Toldeo and the artist Ruben Toledo. I was shooting a quick portrait of them for a Spanish magazine. I came away inspired on so many levels. First, they both are supremely creative and passionate about design and art and seemingly full of curiosity. And they have succeeded as business people in an intensely competitive city and world. Both are so stylish and handsome and friendly.

The Fashion Institute of Technology will be having a retrospective of Isabel's fashion designs and Ruben's artwork. The show opens June 16 and runs till September 26.

Isabel designed that iconic Ceremony dress and coat for Michele Obama for Inauguration Day. The one everyone remembers from her walk down the DC avenue with Barack.

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