Fashion designer Isabel Toledo, who created Michelle Obama's inauguration dress, dead at 59

Fashion designer Isabel Toledo, who created Michelle Obama's inauguration dress, dead at 59

Isabel Toledo, the Cuban American fashion designer with an avant-garde flair who created Michelle Obama’s standout lemongrass-coloured sheath dress and matching overcoat for her husband’s 2009 inauguration, has died. She was 59. Toledo died of breast cancer, her studio said in an email Monday. Further details were not immediately available. Though she presented her first […]

Quebec designer and partner say they were victims of homophobic attack

Quebec designer and partner say they were victims of homophobic attack

MONTREAL—A Quebec fashion designer said Sunday that an alleged violent attack against him and his partner over the weekend is proof that homophobia remains a problem in Canada. Markantoine Lynch-Boisvert said he and partner Alex James Taboureau were leaving a bar in La Malbaie, in the province’s Charlevoix region late Friday night when a man […]

Fashion designer Kate Spade found dead in New York

Fashion designer Kate Spade found dead in New York

Kate Spade, a fashion designer known for her sleek handbags, was found dead in her Park Avenue apartment in New York Tuesday in an apparent suicide, police said. She was 55. Spade’s body was found by a housekeeper not long after 10 a.m., police said at an afternoon news conference. Her husband and business partner, […]