Ruben Toledo Biography

Ruben Toledo is a Cuban American artist based in New York City. He is the husband of fashion designer Isabel Toledo. Isabel is known for being the designer of Michelle Obama’s outfit that she wore on June 18, 2008, for an appearance at a New York City fashion world Fund-raiser.

Ruben Toledo Age

Toledo is 58 years old. He was born in 1961 in Havana, Cuba.

Ruben Toledo Family

Ruben’s family fled Cuba as Castro consolidated power in the wake of the Cuban Revolution, arriving in the USA on the “freedom flights” of 1967 and 1968. He was a city kid, born amid the chaos of the Bay of Pigs Invasion.
Their move to New York was not altogether shocking for him. “To me, this was totally natural—the multicultural thing, the craziness, the street life, the hustle, and bustle. That’s a normal Havana upbringing,” he said.

Ruben Toledo Wife

Ruben met his wife Isabel Toledo in high school in West New York, New Jersey. Toledo famously fell in love with Isabel at first sight, though it would take more than a decade for her to discover her own romantic feelings. During that time, they became collaborators.

Isabel was already making her own clothes and was fascinated by Ruben’s drawings. The two began traveling to the city at night along with other teenagers, plunging into Manhattan’s nascent disco scene.

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Their collaboration was the subject of both a book and a museum exhibition titled Toledo/Toledo: A Marriage of Art and Fashion at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

The couple was the recipient of the 2005 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for their work in fashion.

Isabel Toledo Death

Isabel died from breast cancer at a hospital in Manhattan on August 26, 2019.

Ruben Toledo Career

Ruben authored Style Dictionary a collection of drawings and watercolors in 1997. He also completed his first film, Fashionation. The film is an animated history of French fashion, based on a book of the same name.
He illustrated special edition book jackets for Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions of Jane Eyre, Dracula, The Scarlet Letter, Wuthering Heights, The Picture of Dorian Gray and Pride and Prejudice.

The books are:

Style Dictionary

Ruben Toledo Net Worth

The notable artist has earned a big fortune from his artwork. However, his net worth is not yet disclosed.

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