A journey that explores the icon of Mexican art and its relationship with fashion through a total of 10 outfits wardrobe of Frida Kahlo.
Frida Kahlo de Rivera (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954) Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón) was a Mexican painter, born in Coyoacán. Perhaps best known for her self-portraits, Kahlo’s work is remembered for its “pain and passion”, and its intense, vibrant colors. Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national and indigenous tradition, and by feminists for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form.
Mexican culture and Amerindian cultural tradition figure prominently in her work, which has sometimes been characterized as Naïve art or folk art. Her work has also been described as “surrealist”, and in 1938 one surrealist described Kahlo herself as a “ribbon around a bomb”.
Conventions didn’t stand a chance with Frida Kahlo. From her nakedly honest self-portraits to her open bisexuality to her radical politics, the Mexican artist wrote her own rules. The same held true for her personal style. Let other women be demure and dainty, pale and powdered; Kahlo dressed in rugged men’s suits or color-soaked Mexican traditional blouses and skirts. She played up her famously dramatic features—the heavy brow, brooding eyes, and ink-black hair, center parted and slicked into a bun—and made them her signature.
images via vogue.mx
This is wonderful. Is there a exhibition on?
The exhibition will end on 22nd November 2013 in Mexico City at the Museo Frida Kahlo.The Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City has been transformed in a fashion time capsule not for the faint hearted. Kahlo’s home, the Blue House stored for years trunks full of the artist’s clothes, shawls, jewels and accessories and in 2012 they finally see the light of day 58 years after her death.
just awesome.. !
I was just in Mexico City and saw this exhibit! it was small but a highlight of my visit to Casa Azul.
I love Frida Calo. I love her fashion. Pity i live in Rome. Congratulations!
A beautiful legacy to Frida’s passion and inspiration. Thanks for presenting the selection so well.
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