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Frida Khalo on Display

Posted: Oct. 4th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse
Frida Khalo

On November 22 Mexico City will begin a display of the very clothes that Frida Khalo wore. In her time Khalo was considered a trendsetter and was an advocate for women's rights and extremely talented artist. This beautiful presentation is being sponsored by Vogue Mexico and is sure to be an enchanting exhibit.

The women on the cocktail circuit of the late 1930s were all curve-hugging dresses and gelled curls. Not Mexican surrealist painter Frida Kahlo. She graced dinner parties and theaters from Paris to New York in ribbons, full skirts and loose peasant blouses embroidered with vividly colored flowers, and her uni-brow was a bold contrast to the pencil-line eyebrows of the time.

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