Striking eyebrows, traditional hairstyles and most of all, unparalleled talent, are what come to mind when thinking of the surrealist painter Frida Kahlo. Her bold, traditional style of dress was a nod to her Tehuana culture and caught the attention of designers and fashion editors around the world, making her the style icon that she is today.
Frida Kahlo was known for her gorgeous floral headdresses.
Now Vogue M?xico is highlighting the artist?s distinct wardrobe again with an exhibit of over 300 apparel pieces, countless accessories and unseen photographs that were found in Frida and husband Diego Rivera?s shared home, La Casa Azul. Although the house has been a museum for decades, these timeless pieces were only found in 2004.
Vogue M?xico in collaboration with the Frida Kahlo Museum have created a masterpiece exhibition entitled ?Las apariencias enga?an: Los vestidos de Frida Kahlo? or ?Appearances Can Be Deceiving: The Dresses of Frida Kahlo?. The title alludes to the secrets found in the artist?s journal, that explore the deliberate strategies behind Frida?s style choices.
Frida suffered spinal injuries as a child, and wore corsets into adulthood to help with her recovery.
Frida's twist on traditional outfits.
This dimly lit exhibition evokes a sense of a somber eeriness, similar to the artist?s own paintings. Curated by Circe Henestrosa, Frida?s legacy as a nonconformist and innovator becomes more and more apparent as you traverse through the exhibition. This exhibit, besides being a must see for all Frida Kahlo fans, clearly illustrates how decades old traditional style is connected to contemporary fashion.
Phoebe and Annette Stephens, Anndra Neen Designers at Vogue M?xico Launch Party
Kelly Talamas, Editor of Vogue Latin America
Frida Kahlo Museum, Calle Londres #247, Col. Del Carmen, Coyoac?n.C.P. 04100, M?xico D.F.
November 10, 2012
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