Intriguing photos of young Frida Kahlo! Although in pain, She controls her life. Frida is a feminist even before the term came out. “Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.” – Frida Kahlo
If you recognized the adorable artist-to-be as Frida Kahlo, you were correct! The photograph, taken in 1919, captures a young version of the Kahlo we know and love today — thoughtful, bold and beautiful. (Click to read all reportage)
According to curators at the Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City, where her wardrobe will go on display from November 20, Ms Kahlo’s clothing was used to disguise a life of pain, both physical and emotional.
She had polio as a child, a bus accident maimed her at age 18, there were miscarriages, and she endured the countless affairs of her husband, renowned muralist Diego Rivera.
Her long, full skirts hid a tiny, thin right leg, and loose blouses covered the stiff corsets she wore for back pain. (Read more)
However, these clothes shows not only Frida Kahlo’s taste, but her power in control over the life with an underlying fragility.
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