Isabel Toledo by Annette Aurell, 1997.
MARY: Have you found it hard being a woman designer? Does it make it any harder?
ISABEL: Yes. I create. Creativity, nowadays, has been left to men. Not women. In the ’30s, yes — women. Look at the great designers then. Today, creativity has to come from men. We accept it from men. Not the women. Women designers are supposed to be sensible and just get you dressed and without a fuss.