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Friday October 5, 2012

Frida Kahlo’s Clothing to Go on Display in Mexican Museum

Frida Kahlo’s Clothing to Go on Display in Mexican Museum

Photo: Frida Kahlo's Clothing to Go on Display in Mexican Museum

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Famed artist Frida Kahlo was known, in part, for you colorful dresses. Those very dresses will soon be on display in Mexico thanks to the curators of the Kahlo’s “Blue House” in Mexico City.

In November, multiple items hidden until 2004 will go on display and make it clear why she once graced the cover of Voguemagazine (1937).

Carlos Phillips, head of the museums that exhibit Kahlo and Rivera’s work, recently spoke with Reuters:

We must remember that Frida - like Diego - wanted the colors, the dress, the culture of Mexican women to be public and known.”

Though her clothing was beautiful and bold, it also served to hide physical deformities caused by childhood polio and a 1925 bus accident that broke her spine in three places, an accident that resulted in multiple surgeries, scars and constant pain.

In 1954, at the age of 47, Kahlo died leaving behind a tragic, yet somehow beautiful, legacy. Following her death, her husband, muralist Diego Rivera, ordered Kahlo’s clothes be locked away for 15 years.

The clothing exhibition is being sponsored by Vogue Mexico and can be seen at the Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City.