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Michelle Obama-watch: Visiting the Queen in Isabel Toledo

By Kimberley Foster on April 2nd, 2009


From Catwalk Queen

Obama-watch continues with a special meeting with the Queen. Michelle Obama’s fashion tour of the British capital culminated with a royal visit to Buckingham Palace. To mark the occasion, the First Lady chose a black and white dress, with tulle underlay, by Isabel Toledo, black cardigan and pearls. Walking into the Palace, she chose a black A-line dress coat designed by Jason Wu, but decided against wearing a hat. Earlier in the day, she stopped by 10 Downing Street to visit Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his wife, Sarah, in a J.Crew ensemble.

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Video: Jason Wu and Isabel Toledo appear on ‘Today’ to talk Michelle Obama

By Kimberley Foster on January 21st, 2009

Yesterday, designers Jason Wu and Isabel Toledo – two folks who have become household names overnight – appeared on the Today show to talk Michelle Obama. At one end of the spectrum we have Wu, who at 26-year-old designed the ivory one-shoulder gown that the new First Lady wore at the inaugural ball. While on the other hand, we have 48-year-old Cuban-born Toledo, who has 25 years of experience behind her, and whose lemongrass sparkly suit was also selected by Mrs Obama to wear to the swearing-in ceremony. Hear what their reactions were to seeing their creations be part of history, by clicking the video above.

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Michelle Obama picks Isabel Toledo… But what will she choose for the ball?

By admin on January 20th, 2009

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Up until now Michelle Obama has been pretty tight-lipped about what she will wear to her husband Obama’s inauguration today but as everyone now knows she chose a sparkling yellow Isabel Toledo outfit for the swearing-in ceremony.

The Toledo dress is slightly similar to the Diane Von Furstenburg sketch drawn up for the ceremony but what she will wear to the ball remains to be seen. The attorney could well go for a dress by one of her favorite designers Maria Cornejo but I’m sure she will have her pick of the frocks! See after the jump for the Christian Lacroix and Carolina Herrera sketches and stay tuned to find out what she ends up choosing!

[Source, Image: Rex Features]

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Just in: Michelle Obama to wear Isabel Toledo to swearing in

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on January 20th, 2009

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The excitement surrounding Michelle Obama’s wardrobe choices for today and tonight’s inaugural festivities has reached the pitch one expects for the Oscars or an A-list celebrity wedding.

While inaugural ball gown choices are still under wraps, WWD has announced that Obama will wear Isabel Toledo to her husband President-elect Barack Obama’s swearing-in ceremony.

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Celebrity Style, Designers

Marc Bouwer, Reem Acra and Isabela Toledo sketch the Obamas’ inauguration outfits

By Kimberley Foster on November 13th, 2008


Right now “it’s every designer’s dream to dress Michelle Obama,” according to Marc Bouwer. The New York designer was asked by PEOPLE to sketch their creations for the future First Lady and family, if they were ever offered the opportunity. Bouwer’s design (above) takes inspiration from Michelle’s “modern approach to dressing.”

“She’s probably the most body-conscious dresser out of any First Lady we’ve had, and her clothes have a more modern silhouette,” he said. “The designer who gets this will snag a major part of history. This will be remembered now and for forever.”

Click through to see more designs from Isabel Toledo and Reem Acra, and let us know which one you prefer.

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Celebrity Style, Red Carpet

Industry c’lebs and socialites gather at El Museo Gala

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on May 27th, 2008

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Last week the annual El Museo Gala took place in New York City’s legendary event-space Cipriani 42nd Street. In honor of the 15th anniversary-celebration, the evening’s theme was a Quinceanero ball and guests were asked to wear black or white, with long gloves and tiaras optional.

This Shiny stylista had the pleasure of attending and chatting with some of the night’s honored guests – keep reading to find out who!

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Isabel Toledo takes Anne Klein in a new direction for spring

By Andrea Thatcher on September 15th, 2007

For her second collection for Anne Klein, Isabel Toledo created clothing she described as “industrial glamour.” The Cuban designer adorned dresses with childlike hand-painted floral prints, courtesy of her artist husband accidentally smearing paint on a dress. The line was a melding of American sportswear, garden party, and industrial design. Highlights of the collection included a trench coat covered in rainbow tiles, black-and-white striped skinny pants, and a cinched-waist gray frock. The items were a bit inconsistent, though, with flirty, feminine classic spring dresses with floral prints followed by shiny silver and leather. While Toledo is obviously still trying to find her comfort zone, the collection was a refreshing change of pace for the label, which has struggled to find its voice in recent years.

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