Then I walked to the FIT museum and saw Isabel Toledo's exhibition. This is a must-see. You have to see the construction close-up to really appreciate the art of her pieces. I was in love with the velvet dresses on display, beautifully draped together. You can find her collection at Barneys New York, and if you do end up purchasing her stuff I believe it is an investment and you are paying for something worth that much.
Her construction is intricate yet very logical, pushing new ways that a dress could be constructed. Sometimes she uses no side seams, sometimes she puts together pieces like a mismatching puzzle, and sometimes uses folding like origami.