Thursday, January 17, 2013

Frida Kahlo's Closet Open To The Public

Nearly fifty-eight years after her unfortunate death Frida Kahlo's wardrobe has been opened and it's contents are on display for the first time ever. If you're in Mexico City this is exhibit is going on over at the Casa Azul, Frida Kahlo Museum. The exhibits curator Circe Henestrosa had this to say about Frida's unopened closet:
 “when Frida died, her husband, the famous muralist, Diego Rivera wouldn’t let anyone enter her closet for fear that they would ruin what was inside. When he died, their dear friend and patron, Dolores Olmedo, was charged with protecting the closet for 15 years after his death. But, then she decided to keep it locked even longer, until her death in 2002.” 
Check out below for a more in-depth interview from Univision with curator Henestrosa about the new exhibit Appearances Can Be Deceiving: The Dresses of Frida Kahlo