WHOLLY TOLEDO: Last month’s inauguration quickly came and went, but Isabel Toledo is still dealing with the aftermath of suiting up Michelle Obama or, as Toledo’s husband Ruben calls it, “Obamathon.” The designer has been barraged with interview and photo requests. Ditto for the Kent State Museum, which houses the largest online stash of images of her work that are remnants of an exhibition housed there in 2000. Museum curator Anne Bissonnette said Wednesday she spends half of each work day dealing with media requests. But it isn’t all for naught. The Toledos will be at the Kent, Ohio, campus Feb. 19 to speak with students, NPR and a handful of other media outlets. The design duo had to scrap plans to visit last fall and rescheduled for this month. “I’m so glad it’s happening now instead,” Bissonnette said. The Museum at FIT is another unexpected beneficiary of Toledo’s media windfall. An exhibition of her work goes up June 16.
February 5, 2009
Fashion Scoops: Waiting for Michelle's RSVP... Wholly Toledo...
Katie Couric, Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling will take to the catwalk in the Feb. 13 Heart Truth Red Dress Collection. Michelle Obama has yet to RSVP.
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