Yeah, am bear. But some days, why am bear? Is there more than bear?
When the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo died in 1954, her husband muralist Diego Rivera locked her clothes and jewelry- all personal possessions- into a bathroom. Diego instructed that the room to be unlocked fifteen years after his own death. Forgotten, they stayed there for fifty years.
No one knew what was behind that locked door. Staring back from a life more notorious than most, were 300 items of Frida’s. Her jewelry, clothing, hair accessories, a prosthetic leg, leather corsets, painted plaster casts and body molds.
All the physical and emotional pain, joy and vitality is told through stories carried in Frida’s clothing and accessories. This treasure trove is organized into an exhibition titled Appearances Can Be Deceiving: The Dresses of Frida Kahlo,featuring eleven of Kahlo’s ensembles rotating every three months, showing forty outfits over the course of a year.
Conservators and curators said while excavating the hidden room, it was as if Frida was alongside them in the room. Her colorful clothing emitted a sense of happiness, while her hospital items, the casts and even medicine, were powerful to witness and held onto her sadness.
Vogue Mexico is producing a room for the exhibition that will feature commissioned work from contemporary designers who have been influenced by Kahlo. A rep for the magazine declined to reveal the specific designers working on the project, but said that “they are international designers and one Mexican designer — all of them are very recognized in the fashion industry.”
The fashion curator Circe Henestrosa dug through the time capsule and organized the exhibition. Henestrosa says,"Garments are very powerful tools for social and cultural interpretation. These objects and garments tell you so much about the wearer and yes, the items do have a smell….how to describe the smell….it’s her. It’s a unique, beautiful smell, of her skin."
Focusing on the issues of “disability” and “ethnicity,” the exhibition will be displayed in Frida Kahlo’s former home in Coyoacan, a suburb of Mexico City, the Frida Kahlo Museum (Casa Azul) through November 2013.
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First Black Supermodel: Naomi Sims
Taken under the wing of model-turned-agent Wilhelmina Cooper, the Mississippi-born Sims became internationally famous in 1967 with a New York Times Magazine fashion spread, then became a household name with a TV commercial for Bill Blass. She died of breast cancer on Aug. 1, 2009.
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A work of #art or is it nudity or is it a horrible dysfunction? #Vitiligo is the answer.
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They tried it.
Not sorry at all
some latin@s are so quick to claim lupita as one of us pero no dicen carajo when george zimmerman’s name gets brought up.
that and I’m super wary of latino media claiming her when they never wanna claim any of the afrolatinos in their countries and constantly treat them awfully. It’s that thing where “oh we’ll only claim you as latino if your exceptional” I’ve had very mixed feelings about all those posts going around. If Lupita identifies as Mexicana than that’s awesome and no one can take that away from her but I just feel a lot of fucked up shit that I can’t articulate around those posts going around especially since they DON’T MENTION SHE’S KENYAN AS WELL.
^^^ Thank you for putting into words what I couldn’t.
Mexican? They’re really trying! She was born there, has a Mexican name by way of tradition, and lived there for less than a year. She’s Luo (Kenyan). That would be like me claiming that I’m a New Yorker just because I was born in Harlem and lived there till I was 6 years old…if I said that, people would be looking at me sideways.