The Victoria and Albert Museum has announced its major fashion exhibition for 2018, dedicated to Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. The exhibition will show featuring Mexican artist’s distinctive clothing, hidden for 50 years. The Victoria and Albert Museum is to be the first venue outside Mexico to display Frida Kahlo’s “secret” wardrobe.

On the instructions of Diego Rivera, the artist’s husband, her clothing was kept in a cupboard that had to remain sealed for a number of years after her death. Located in the bathroom of the Blue House in Mexico City, the couple’s former home and now a museum dedicated to Kahlo, the cupboard was opened only in 2004, 50 years after she died.

This exhibition will present an extraordinary collection of personal artefacts and clothing belonging to the iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.  This collection has never before been exhibited outside Mexico.

Frida Kahlo, one of the most innovative and influential painters of the 20th century, is widely considered a style icon thanks to her eclectic taste and love for colours and prints. Her paintings often had strong autobiographical elements and mixed realism with fantasy.  The artist’s personal items, including necklaces, photographs and letters will be displayed at the Victoria and Albert Museum from 16th June, 2018.

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