New York dress designer Isabel Toledo designed the lemongrass brocade shift dress with matching overcoat that Michelle Obama wore to her husband’s inauguration.
The Cuban born fashion designer, regarded as one of the most respected and influential designers in the fashion arena, created her first design collection in 1985 and worked under her own name for nearly 20 years before becoming the creative director at Anne Klein in 2006. Toledo left that position a year later. She is married to artist Ruben Toledo.
Michelle Obama previously wore one of Toledo’s creations to a Manhattan fundraiser in June 2008. She wore a Jason Wu creation during the evening events which included ten inaugural balls. Photos here.
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