Isabel and Ruben Toledo Celebrate FRC’s 25th Anniversary
On Saturday, October 27, SAIC hosted designer Isabel Toledo and fashion illustrator Ruben Toledo to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Fashion Resource Center (FRC). Rebecca Taras of Refinery29 followed the Toledos—“the world’s coolest couple”—during their visit, interviewing the pair while “messing around with hats in the Fashion Resource Center” and otherwise availing themselves of the library’s collection. The article, published on October 31, features a slideshow of vivid images captured by Heather Talbert depicting the couple throughout SAIC’s Fashion Design department. RedEye Chicago featured their visit in its weekly column, Weekend: Eat. Drink. Do., and InFashion Chicago also highlighted the Toledo’s visit in an article posted on October 26. Reporter Thelma Arevalo states the FRC “has always celebrated extreme innovation in fashion” and calls its unique collection of 20th- and 21st-century designer pieces a “valuable source in Chicago.” Arevalo spotlights Isabel’s famous lemongrass dress worn by Michelle Obama on inauguration day and details Ruben’s ornate fashion drawings.