Illustrator Ruben Toledo, with his pencil-thin mustache and wide-legged trousers, and women's wear designer Isabel Toledo, with her cinched waists and bolero jackets, are the Fred and Ginger of the fashion world. (Isabel's line is at Nordstrom, Barneys New York and a smattering of top shops internationally.) This spring, the couple is off to Germany to oversee printing of "Fashionation," Ruben's book of artwork that will be published by Karl Lagerfeld's imprint, Edition 7L.
But first, they'll come west from their New York home as they do most years to mentor students at Otis College of Art and Design. Next week they'll sit with Rosemary Brantley, chair of Otis' fashion design department, for her lecture series "Inside the Designer's Studio."