Thursday, April 16, 2009

If You Want to See Michelle O's Inauguration Day Dress,


The White House is loaning the dress and coat designed by Isabel Toledo for the exhibition of the Designer's work and will be on public view for the first time.

The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) will display the ensemble designed by Isabel Toledo and worn by First Lady Michelle Obama on Inauguration Day in its upcoming mid-career retrospective of the designer's work. This will be the first time that the sheath dress and matching coat are on public view. Isabel Toledo: Fashion from the Inside Out opens on June 17 and runs through September 26, 2009. The exhibition will also include approximately 70 iconic looks by Isabel Toledo from the mid-1980s to the present, along with mannequins and drawings by her husband, artist Ruben Toledo, with whom she closely collaborates.

Ruben and Isabel Toledo

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The Museum at FIT is the only museum in New York City dedicated solely to the art of fashion. It has a collection of more than 50,000 garments and accessories dating from the 18th century to the present. It is located on the southwest corner of Seventh Avenue at 27th Street. Exhibition hours are Tuesday through Friday, noon to 8 pm, Saturday 10 am to 5pm, closed Sundays, Mondays, and legal holidays. Admission is free. Visit

Hot off the press, courtesy of Loretta Lawrence Keane, VP for Advancement and External Relations and Cheri Fein, Executive Director of Public and Media Relations, both of FIT.

I certainly will be visiting this exhibition.

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