Wish you all a swanky 2014. I started the year combining art and fashion by visiting the museum of Frida Kahlo in Mexico City. It’s the house where she used to live with Diego Rivera.
Saint, muse, lover, mistress, bisexual, victim, survivor. Frida is the very model of the bohemian artist: unique, rebellious, and contradictory, a cult figure revered by feminists, artists, fashion designers and pop culture alike. Take a look at some pictures I took of her clothes and signature looks displayed at her house and museum in Mexico City.
Her wardrobe is mostly composed of Mexican traditional pieces from Oaxaca and other parts of the country. Nonetheless, there are also ethnic garments from Guatemala and China, as well as an interesting collection of European and American blouses.
On the streets, children would ask her “Where is the circus?” and she would smile graciously and continue walking.
‘Appearances Can be Deceiving: The Dresses of Frida Kahlo” is currently being exhibited at Museo Frida Kahlo in Mexico City.
“You take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic.” Frida Kahlo, 1946.