Women: My Inspiration

Smoke and Mirrors – Frida Kahlo’s Dresses. An Exhibition Museo Frida Kahlo.

This exhibition is curated by Circe Henestrosa, a fashion curator who holds an M.A. in Fashion Curation from London College of Fashion. Circe was awarded a Distinction for her research thesis and exhibition: “Frida’s White Cabinet”, an exhibition of artist Frida Kahlo’s wardrobe which was presented at the Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City in November 2012.

Frida Kahlo’s work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national and indigenous tradition, and by feminists worldwide for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form. Of her 143 paintings, 55 are self-portraits which often incorporate symbolic portrayals of physical and psychological wounds.

Frida Khalo has inspired me throughout my professional career. Her vibrant uncompromising imagery, her political commitment and sense of who she was have been a constant source of inspiration to me and encouraged my lifelong commitment to feminism.

The Museo Frida Kahlo has interviewed LCF’s Judith Clark, Professor of Fashion and Museology about the exhibition.

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