13 Jul '18, 10am

Circe Henestrosa curator discusses world of Frida Khalo ⁦@LASALLESG⁩ ⁦@V_and_A⁩ https://t.co/poGBPKfVn1

Circe Henestrosa curator discusses world of Frida Khalo ⁦@LASALLESG⁩ ⁦@V_and_A⁩ https://t.co/poGBPKfVn1

Frida Kahlo was a woman far ahead of her time. In early 20th century Mexico where the patriarchy rule, Frida was a feminist using art and fashion to channel her progressive thoughts – all while fighting immense pain from polio and a fatal bus accident, both of which left her heavily debilitated. She was an inspiration then, and even after her death in 1954, her legacy lives on. In a first-ever exhibition outside of Mexico, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London will showcase over 200 personal artefacts of the artist, and co-curating this is none other than LASALLE’s Head of our School of Fashion , Circe Henestrosa . “Her relationship to her corsets was one of support. Her body was dependent on the medical intervention. But it was also one of rebellion. It was like a conscious fashion statement,” Circe observed. Having written her Master’s thesis on Frida’s wardrobe and co-...

Full article: http://www.lasalle.edu.sg/news/the-world-of-frida-kahlo/

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