If you find yourself travelling to Mexico City between now and November 22, 2013, you must plan a visit to the Museo Frida Kahlo check out the most fascinating first exhibition of Frida Kahlo’s wardrobe, on display for the first time in 60 years….
Why did it take so long to bring Kahlo’s collection of corsets, long skirts, and more to light? When she died, husband Diego Rivera locked up her possessions for 15 years. After Rivera passed away, colleague and compadre Dolores Olmedo kept everything securely tucked away for the future. Olmedo passed in 2004, and since then every piece has been carefully examined and curated in anticipation of this exhibit.
It is said that many of the clothes still carry the scent of Kahlo’s perfume and cigarettes, some even stained…..
This is an amazing collection that embodies the life of a most amazing woman and artist, who lived her truth and made no apologies. On a personal note, the more I find that the more I explore the life of Frida Kahlo, the more I find that the world is never all that kind to women who live their truth, that it is difficult, esp. when that truth is at odds with mores and customs. But it is always better to live one’s truth than to suffer in society’s straightjacket….
For me, that’s the lesson I learn from her and the courage she displayed throughout her lifetime.
- Frida Kahlo de Rivera : The Style Of A Myth (thecitizensoffashion.com)