Isabel Toledo FIT Retrospective
Paper Mag hipped us to Isabel Toledo: Fashion from the Inside Out” at F.I.T., which opened last week and will run through September, makes crystal clear why this fashion outsider will be in the history books. More deets after the jump….Co-curated by one of her great advocates, director-curator Valerie Steele (who also co-wrote a book for the occasion), the retrospective surveys Toledo’s work mid-career, presenting it in categories such as “Origami” (simple geometric shapes folded into sculptural forms), “Suspension” (jersey and taffeta pieces hanging from cords and cables) and “Liquid Architecture” (jersey pieces falling like liquid on the body). Her artist husband, longtime collaborator and source of inspiration, Ruben Toledo, describes his wife’s work best: “How stuff looks to Isabel is only the outcome of everything that comes before. She arrives at shapes based on the construction of a thought or how something feels. She works from the inside out.”
At the Fashion Institute of Technology, 7th Ave. at 27th St., through Sept. 26.