Michelle Obama has started off Inauguration Day in designer Isabel Toledo:

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Curious about the designer? Here’s an excerpt on the Isabel Toledo from Phaidon’s The Fashion Book:

“Latin Flavor, surreal lines, and futuristic content define Isabel Toledo’s radical fashion sewn in the tradition of couture. Toledo, who speaks of herself as a seamstress rather than a fashion designer, creates in the manner of couturiers such as Madame Vionnet and Madame Gres. Like them, she does not start from a flat sketch, but envisions clothing in three dimensions, always bearing a shape in her mind, usually a circle or a curved line. ‘I love the maths behind the romance,’ she says of her so-called liquid architecture’s craftsmanship….Toledo’s husband, Ruben, known for his whimsical fashion illustrations, manages the business side of the New York based company and acts as her creative alter ego.

Pssst, First Lady Obama is also wearing Jimmy Choo heels and J.Crew gloves! The little ladies, Sasha and Malia, are in J.Crew Crewcuts. They. are. adorable.