Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Appearances Can Be Deceiving - Frida Kahlo's Dresses on Exhibit

Illness, pain, physical disability, depression, and the eventual amputation of her polio devastated leg is the basis of Frida Kahlo's style. As a creative person will often do she turned her tragedy into intensity and passion - taking the traditional Tehuantepec style of dress to new levels and creating a personal style which was envied and quickly embraced by the European women of the day. Proud of her heritage and needing to disguise her many physical flaws - her backbrace became a beautifully decorated corset, her prosthetic leg a fashionable boot.  The Exhibit "Las Aparencias Engañan" (Appearances can be Deceiving) or "Smoke and Mirrors" was opened in the "Casa Azul" in Mexico City on November 22, 2012.

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