Michelle Obama has been closely dissected by nearly every magazine and newspaper. New York Magazine even has an ongoing slideshow with all of her outfits. Now one of her most recognizable looks are being showcased at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Michelle Obama’s Jason Wu inauguration gown is currently on display at the Smithsonian and, from June, her lemongrass Isabel Toledo outfit will be exhibited at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Outside of fashion circles (especially the New York City ones where she is based) the Cuban-born, wonderfully affable Isabel Toledo remained relatively unknown until last year, when she shot to fame after the First Lady started wearing her clothes on the campaign trail.
Now, with the exhibit featuring her work – titled Isabel Toledo: Fashion from the Inside Out at FIT – she is no longer under the mainstream radar. The Toledo exhibit will run from June 17 through September 26 – it is also worth noting that Toledo was once a student at the New York school.
First Lady Michelle Obama proclaimed that she absolutely adored her Inauguration Day ensemble designed by Isabel Toledo, and that she is happy that it will be part of the exhibit so that others “can appreciate the creativity and craftsmanship of one of America’s great female designers.”
Going further, Valerie Steele, who is the director and chief curator of The Museum at FIT on Fashion Week Daily, said that when Michelle Obama wore Isabel Toledo’s beautiful golden ensemble for the Inauguration "suddenly everyone in the world saw what this great designer can do.”
Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.