Isabel Toledo: Fashion from the Inside Out

The always en pointe, Fashion Institute of Technology Museum in NYC has another great exhibition on right now, entitled Fashion from the Inside Out, featuring the designs of Isabel Toledo.

The show which debuted in June, divides items by several themes that characterize Toledo’s body of work, including Organic Geometry, Liquid Architecture and Manipulated Surfaces.

Isabel has worn many jaunty hats throughout the years…here are a few.

Isabel as temptress…

Donna dress FW 94-95. Photo by Ruven Afanador, courtesy of Toledo Studio
Donna dress FW 94-95. Photo by Ruven Afanador, courtesy of Toledo Studio

Isabel as colourist…

Jellyfish blouses and dresses SS95. Photo by Karen Willis
Jellyfish blouses and dresses SS95. Photo by Karen Willis

Isabel as romantic…

Cornflower Dress FW 98-99. Photo by William Palmer.
Cornflower dress FW 98-99. Photo by William Palmer.

Isabel as media maven…

Lemongrass dress and coat, as worn by Michelle Obama for her husband's inauguration. Photo by Irving Solero
Lemongrass dress and coat, as worn by Michelle Obama for her husband’s inauguration. Photo by Irving Solero

Isabel as sculptor…

Hermaphrodite dress, 2005. Photo by William Palmer
Hermaphrodite dress, 2005. Photo by William Palmer

Isabel as English Victorian…

Pedestal Dress FW 94-95. Photo by Karen Willis
Pedestal Dress FW 94-95. Photo by Karen Willis

Isabel as architect…

Piecoat SS95. Photo by William Palmer
Piecoat SS95. Photo by William Palmer

Isabel as environmentalist….

Waterfall dresses SS07. Photo by William Palmer.
Waterfall dresses SS07. Photo by William Palmer.

The full online exhibition is worth exploring if you can’t make it to the Big Fashion Apple before September 26th.

Photos courtesy of FIT.

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  1. September 5, 2009

    Amazing. What beautiful dresses! Thanks for sharing.

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