My Firstborn for an Isabel Toledo Dress! (& Other Musings)
Monday, June 22, 2009
Often, I feel insanely, incredibly lucky to have the day job that I do. Especially when it allows me to intersect closely with inspiring figures — like Michael Kors, who I sat down and had a chat with last week (he was fantastic! I haven't always loved him on PR, but in person, he was hilarious and adorable). Or the fabulous Isabel Toledo, who I got to interview at length for the summer issue of FW.
Getting such amazing access to designers might be my favorite part of the job — very rarely do I not leave the conversation with my head full of new fashion ideas and near-giddy with inspiration. (Of course, the downside — or upside? — is that I have a newfound appreciation for their works, which makes me immediately want to own a small snippet of their brilliance, which leaves me attempting to justify way-out-of-my-budget Michael Kors dresses. Sigh.)
In any case, at the top of my summer To Do list is a trip to New York: for the Avedon fashion retrospective at ICP, the Model as Muse show at the Met, and the Isabel Toledo retrospective at FIT (these photos are from the ad campaign for the show). NY Mag did a great pre-show preview video with the Toledos (below), which makes me all the more excited for the exhibit.