Isabel Toledo

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Isabel Toledo
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Isabel Toledo at the Anne Klein fashion show. Photo by Ed Kavishe, Fashion Wire Press
Born
Maria Isabel Izquierdo

(1960-04-09)April 9, 1960
DiedAugust 26, 2019(2019-08-26) (aged 59)
NationalityCuban-American
EducationFashion Institute of Technology
Spouse(s)
Ruben Toledo (m. 1984)
AwardsCooper-Hewitt National Design Award, 2005

Isabel Toledo (born Maria Isabel Izquierdo; April 9, 1960 – August 26, 2019) was a Cuban-American fashion designer based in New York City.[1] She was born in Camajuaní, Cuba. Her career was based in New York City.[2] She was known for designing Michelle Obama's first inaugural dress.

Toledo died at a Manhattan hospital on August 26, 2019 from breast cancer at the age of 59.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Horyn, Cathy (September 13, 2007). "Designers in a Time of Many Dresses, Some Terrific". The New York Times. p. B.8. Quote: Ms. Toledo’s tunics and sundresses, by contrast, will probably find fewer customers. They were complex in color and pattern, surprising in their design, and for that reason more interesting.
  2. Nast, Condé. "Designer Isabel Toledo Has Died". Vogue. Retrieved 2019-08-26.
  3. Friedman, Vanessa (August 26, 2019). "Isabel Toledo Dies at 59; Designed Michelle Obama's Inaugural Outfit". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved August 26, 2019.