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Design August, 26 2009

Isabel Toledo: Fashion from the Inside Out

Cuban-born designer Isabel Toledo isn’t exactly a household name. She’s more “a designers designer.” Dresses are full of experimentation and harness a complete love of technique and process.

Toledo is subject of a retrospective exhibition currently on view at the Fashion Institute of Technology Museum. The exhibition is broken into sub-sections, each related to a specific set of designs. Above are three dresses falling into the category “Suspension” a grouping of designs that are crafted to fall from wide bands. These are often made of taffeta or jersey. A full online version of the show is available here. No substitute for real life interaction with the dresses – they are absolutely stunning. Visit Isabel Toledo: Fahion from the Inside Out while the opportunity still exists, you’ve got until September 26, 2009.

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