When questioned about the long process it takes to create one of Isabel Toledo’s masterpieces she said “fast fashion is like fast food. It doesn’t leave you with a good feeling in your stomach.” This quote demonstrates the quirky yet unanimously kindhearted spirit of the Toledos. I got to witness it firsthand at an event honoring Isabel Toledo this afternoon at Barney’s. Isabel’s designs capture elegance and simplicity yet are spiced with her eccentric details. My favorite pieces were a gray tank dress with cutouts on each hip and the black dress fashioned with vibrant colored guitars.
Me and André Leon Talley discussing fashion journalism.