Change of mind

Several months ago, I heard about this upcoming exhibition, which did not enthuse me at all. What I was really thinking about was—silly me—how would Frida feel about her belongings on display. Clothing is so personal. I really don’t know why that occurred to me, after all celebrities bare all everyday. And maybe that’s it. Frida was an artist and many artists only want to bare all in their work. But I have to admit, I find these costumes fascinating. And take a look at the boot below, or rather artificial limb. Just that little tidbit means that I’m going to have to read about Frida. Why does she have an artificial limb?

Regional Tehuana dresses used by Mexican painter Frida Khalo are exhibited at her museum in Mexico City. Kahlo’s unique style has long-inspired designers, now 300 items from her wardrobe will make up a new exhibition. Source

An artificial limb with a boot used by Mexican painter Frida Khalo. Kahlo’s unique style has long-inspired designers, now 300 items from her wardrobe will make up a new exhibition in Mexico City.

Google Art Project: http://www.googleartproject.com/artist/frida-kahlo/4130074/ where you can see 22 of her artworks.

Other interesting links:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2213525/Frida-Kahlo-fashion-icon-new-exhibit-reveals-stiff-corsets-skirts-concealed-failing-health.html

http://www.artinfo.com/photo-galleries/slideshow-appearances-can-be-deceiving-the-dresses-of-frida/?image=8

http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/831406/enduring-fashion-frida-kahlos-influential-wardrobe-to-go-on

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