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How To Get Tickets To Visit Frida Kahlo's Wardrobe in Mexico City

January 16, 2013 at 12:14 PM | by | ()

The flamboyant artist Frida Kahlo knew there was no better runway than the runway of life and that was evident in her over-the-top style. For the first time in almost 60 years, the public can now view the extravagant wardrobe of Kahlo in Mexico City.

The exhibit, named "Appearances Can Be Deceiving," is housed in her former home-turned-museum in the Del Carmen area of the city, and it features about 300 items from her personal wardrobe. Everything from dresses and headpieces to jewelery and her famed corsetry are all on exhibit to honor the unique life of the artist.

After being locked up in trunks since her death, when the displays were being put together, curators could still smell the scent of her perfume, incessant cigarette smoking and even noticed paint stains on some pieces. Long skirts are a prominent theme as Kahlo used them to hide disfigured legs from childhood polio and her teenage brush with death from a streetcar accident.

The exhibit is at the Museo Frida Kahlo until November 23, 2013 and is part of the general admission to the larger museum. Admission will set you back 75 pesos or about $6.

[Photo: angrywhitekid/Flickr]

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