"A Latin Tribute: The 19th Annual El Museo del Barrio Gala" - Vogue, May 18, 2012
"Last night, the 19th Annual El Museo del Barrio Gala honored Narciso Rodriguez at Cipriani 42nd Street. Latin American designers came out in droves to fete one of the leading Latino cultural institutions in the United States. Isabel Toledo arrived in a dress of her own design: a steel gray number with a fabric treatment that looked like bubbles rising through lace waves. Similarly, Maria Cornejo was in a billowy dress from her own collection and a necklace made of pony hair."
"They Dance, They Cook, They Have 'Latin Sex'" - Vanity Fair, May 18, 2012
"At the El Museo del Barrio gala on Thursday, Cuban-born Ruben and Isabel Toledo were explaining what about their daily lives connects them with their ancestral roots. 'Everything,' Ruben said. 'Food and speech and family and plants—the house.'"
"After Hours: Narciso’s Night" - W MAGAZINE, May 18,2012
"After three months of non-stop socializing in the name of charity, it would be understandable that some party energy was lagging—initially—on Thursday night when El Museo del Barrio threw its annual spring gala. As one well-photographed lady entered the cathedral-like Cipriani 42nd Street space, she posed momentarily for the roving photographers before making her way to the small step-and-repeat-cum-red carpet in the room’s Western corner."
"Espectacular gala del Museo del Barrio" - El Nuevo Herald, August 5, 2012
"La grandiosa noche fue, como siempre, un despliegue de elegancia, alegría y gente linda, y sirvió para rendir homenaje a la familia Bacardí y Bacardí USA por su 150 aniversario y por su prominencia a nivel nacional e internacional. Robert Furniss Roe, presidente de Bacardí North America, recibió en representación de la empresa el Premio a la Excelencia Corporativa 2012 de manos de los diseñadores cubanos Rubén e Isabel Toledo."
"Designer has the right fit" - New York Post, May 19, 2012
"Fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez was honored Thursday night at the El Museo del Barrio gala at Cipriani 42nd Street, where he got a fitting introduction by Julianna Margulies, who said: 'Narciso really understands women. Before a big event, a tiny FedEx would arrive. In it was the most beautifully bias-cut dress. I thought it would never fit, but it always does.'"
"Latin Lovers: El Museo del Barrio’s Annual Gala, at Cipriani 42nd Street" - New York Observer, May 23, 2012
"New York is a medley of pedigrees. More than anywhere else in the world, our metropolis is a patchwork of identities, a bricolage of bloodlines and homelands. The city’s sundry constitution was particularly evident last Thursday evening at the annual el Museo del Bario gala where city grandees of varied lineage congregated to celebrate New York’s premiere Latino arts institution."
"Last Night’s Look: Love It Or Leave It?" - People Magazine, May 18, 2012
"The Good Wife actress sure looks good in an Old Hollywood-inspired silver Narciso Rodriguez gown, a sparkly necklace and a sexy updo at El Museo del Barrio's 19th annual gala in N.Y.C."
"EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO'S 19TH ANNUAL GALA" - Interview, May 18, 2012
"Social fixture Yaz Hernandez is no stranger to El Museo del Barrio's annual gala—she chaired it for eight years, after all—but to be the one celebrated, rather than the one planning the celebration, threw her for a loop. 'I forgot my speech at home!' she cried when she arrived at the podium to accept a trustee leadership award from her longtime friend, designer Carolina Herrera—then managed to deliver a lovely speech off the cuff."
"From El Barrio to the East End" - NEW YORK SOCIAL DIARY, May 29, 2012
"This is a big glamorous evening. They honored Narciso Rodriguez and the Bacardi family. Julianna Margulies presented fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez with the award for artistic achievement, honoring his career and longtime patronage of El Museo del Barrio."
"Red Dresses and Aura Scrubs" - Style.com, May 18, 2012
"'It's a Latin event; everybody wears red,' explained one partygoer as he watched the likes of Carolina Herrera and Yaz Hernández parade through the entryway. Hernández was wearing a custom Carolina gown—in scarlet, naturally—and before dinner, Herrera presented her with the evening's trustee leadership award. She wasn't the only honoree at the fête; after Herrera, Julianna Margulies took the stage to introduce Narciso Rodriguez."