Tuesday, January 20, 2009
MICHELLE OBAMA CHOOSES ISABEL TOLEDO FOR SWEARING-IN CEREMONY
Michelle Obama has chosen a sparkling yellow dress and coat by Cuban American designer Isabel Toledo for the swearing-in ceremony in Washington today. The first lady looks polished but celebratory in a shade of yellow that echoes the sunny day.
Toledo attended FIT and Parsons in New York City and has been designing under her own name in New York for more than 20 years. She's a fashion-insider favorite who sells at Barneys New York and is married to the fashion illustrator Ruben Toledo. Most recently, she was creative director of Anne Klein, where she presented a couple of wonderful collections on the runway in New York.
Michelle Obama's wonderful dress retails for $1500 and will hit Barney's in March. Her green shoes are Jimmy Choo's "glacier" pumps.