24 July, 2014 / Ramazan 25, 1435

Clothing and accessories that belonged to iconic Mexican painter Frida Kahlo are seen during a media preview of the exhibition "Smoke and Mirrors: Frida Kahlo's dresses".

After 50 years under lock and key, hundreds of dresses and accessories worn by Kahlo are displayed by the Frida Kahlo museum formerly known as"Blue House", where she lived with her husband Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. Museum officials discovered the items - which include corsets, orthopaedic appliances, jewellery, colourful dresses, shawls, shoes and photographs - in 2004 when they entered previously sealed rooms of the "Blue House".

The exhibit explores Kahlo's unique wardrobe inspired by Mexico's indigenous women with richly embroidered frocks, flowery headpieces and ornate silver jewellery, turning her into a fashion muse and earning her a spot in Vogue magazine in 1937.

Prosthesis and corsets used by Mexican painter Frida Khalo are exhibited at her museum in Mexico City. ? AFP Photo
Prosthesis and corsets used by Mexican painter Frida Khalo are exhibited at her museum in Mexico City. ? AFP Photo
Regional huipil blouses, jewlery and shoes used by Mexican painter Frida Khalo are exhibited at her museum in Mexico City. ? AFP Photo
Regional huipil blouses, jewlery and shoes used by Mexican painter Frida Khalo are exhibited at her museum in Mexico City. ? AFP Photo
Clothing and accessories that belonged to iconic Mexican painter Frida Kahlo are seen during a media preview of the exhibition "Smoke and Mirrors: Frida Kahlo's dresses" in Mexico City. ? Reuters Photo
Clothing and accessories that belonged to iconic Mexican painter Frida Kahlo are seen during a media preview of the exhibition "Smoke and Mirrors: Frida Kahlo's dresses" in Mexico City. ? Reuters Photo
Regional Tehuana dresses, including a blouse called huipil and a skirt, used by Mexican painter Frida Khalo are exhibited at her museum in Mexico City. ? AFP Photo
Regional Tehuana dresses, including a blouse called huipil and a skirt, used by Mexican painter Frida Khalo are exhibited at her museum in Mexico City. ? AFP Photo
Dresses designed by Ricardo Tisci for Givechy inspired on Mexican painter Frida Khalo are exhibited at her museum in Mexico City. ? AFP Photo
Dresses designed by Ricardo Tisci for Givechy inspired on Mexican painter Frida Khalo are exhibited at her museum in Mexico City. ? AFP Photo
A corset bearing a Communist symbol that belonged to iconic Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, is seen during a media preview of the exhibition "Smoke and Mirrors: Frida Kahlo's dresses" in Mexico City. ? Reuters Photo
A corset bearing a Communist symbol that belonged to iconic Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, is seen during a media preview of the exhibition "Smoke and Mirrors: Frida Kahlo's dresses" in Mexico City. ? Reuters Photo
An orthopaedic appliance is reflected on a photograph of the iconic Mexican painter Frida Kahlo during a media preview of the exhibition "Smoke and Mirrors: Frida Kahlo's dresses"in Mexico City. ? Reuters Photo
An orthopaedic appliance is reflected on a photograph of the iconic Mexican painter Frida Kahlo during a media preview of the exhibition "Smoke and Mirrors: Frida Kahlo's dresses"in Mexico City. ? Reuters Photo
A corset designed by Jean Paul Gaultier inspired on Mexican painter Frida Khalo is exhibited at her museum in Mexico City. ? AFP Photo
A corset designed by Jean Paul Gaultier inspired on Mexican painter Frida Khalo is exhibited at her museum in Mexico City. ? AFP Photo
Outfits that belonged to iconic Mexican painter Frida Kahlo are seen during a media preview of the exhibition "Smoke and Mirrors: Frida Kahlo's dresses" in Mexico City. ? Reuters Photo
Outfits that belonged to iconic Mexican painter Frida Kahlo are seen during a media preview of the exhibition "Smoke and Mirrors: Frida Kahlo's dresses" in Mexico City. ? Reuters Photo
A pair of shoes that belonged to iconic Mexican painter Frida Kahlo is seen during a media preview of the exhibition "Smoke and Mirrors: Frida Kahlo's dresses" in Mexico City. ? Reuters Photo
A pair of shoes that belonged to iconic Mexican painter Frida Kahlo is seen during a media preview of the exhibition "Smoke and Mirrors: Frida Kahlo's dresses" in Mexico City. ? Reuters Photo
A regional huipil blouse used by Mexican painter Frida Khalo are exhibited at her museum in Mexico City. ? AFP Photo
A regional huipil blouse used by Mexican painter Frida Khalo are exhibited at her museum in Mexico City. ? AFP Photo
Corsets designed by Dai Rees and Rei Kawakubo inspired on Mexican painter Frida Khalo are exhibited at her museum in Mexico City. ? AFP Photo
Corsets designed by Dai Rees and Rei Kawakubo inspired on Mexican painter Frida Khalo are exhibited at her museum in Mexico City. ? AFP Photo
Regional Tehuana dresses, including a blouse called huipil and a skirt, used by Mexican painter Frida Khalo are exhibited at her museum in Mexico City. The clothes, shoes, jewelry and headdresses chosen by the painter -wife of Mexican painter Diego Rivera, and who has inspired internationally renowned fashion designers- can be seen at their home Museum at the exhibition 'Appearances can be Deceiving', which includes blouses with colorful prints and long skirts, typical of the region of Oaxaca, south of Mexico City.
Regional Tehuana dresses, including a blouse called huipil and a skirt, used by Mexican painter Frida Khalo are exhibited at her museum in Mexico City. The clothes, shoes, jewelry and headdresses chosen by the painter -wife of Mexican painter Diego Rivera, and who has inspired internationally renowned fashion designers- can be seen at their home Museum at the exhibition 'Appearances can be Deceiving', which includes blouses with colorful prints and long skirts, typical of the region of Oaxaca, south of Mexico City.

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Cyrus Howell
Nov 26, 2012 11:40am
We should thank God for our own good health.