Frida Khalo’s wardrobe to be exhibited

By Staff | News
Posted Sep 30, 2012

MEXICO CITY | Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:33pm EDT

(Reuters) – The colorful dresses of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo will go on display for the first time in November after being kept hidden from public view for 50 years at the request of her husband, acclaimed muralist Diego Rivera.

Curators of the Kahlo’s “Blue House” in Mexico City discovered a trove of 300 dresses, bathing suits, accessories and photographs in 2004 and are now ready to show the public 22 items from the unique wardrobe that turned her into a fashion muse.

The exhibit explores Kahlo’s fascination with Mexico’s indigenous women and her penchant for richly embroidered ethnic frocks, flowery headpieces and ornate silver jewelry that earned her a photo shoot with Vogue magazine in 1937. Read more via Dresses that hid Frida Kahlo’s pain come to light decades on | Reuters.

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