Mexican Surrealist Artist Frida Kahlo’s ‘Appearances Can Be Deceiving’ Fashion Exhibit To Open In Mexico

Photo: HuffingtonPost.com via Museo Frida Kahlo

 

It was only yesterday we reported on Paris’ impressionist art and Belle Epoche fashion fused show in the Musée d’Orsay. Now, we’re traveling from western Europe to south of the border for another art and fashion fueled exhibit in Mexico City’s Museo Frida Kahlo.

The show, titled “Appearances Can Be Deceiving: The Dresses of Frida Kahlo,” will display the personal wardrobe of the Surrealist painter, including shawls, corsets, blouses and ribbons. Kahlo’s fashion seemed to have a prevailing sense of femininity, use of voluminous fabrics and silhouettes, and the generous incorporation of colors and prints, all elements that can be found in her art as well.

 

 

Photo: HuffingtonPost.com via Museo Frida Kahlo

Over 300 pieces of Kahlo’s clothing were discovered a few years ago when the trunks and closets of The Blue House—the artist’s former Mexican home where she was born, lived and died. The exhibition is said to focus around the “themes of ‘disability’ and ‘ethnicity,’ and the ways Kahlo used fashion as a language to address these issues,” reports The Huffington Post.

The exhibit will run from November 22, 2012 to November 22, 2013.

 

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-Tameika Lawrence

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