So, who has managed to get to the new exhibition about Frida Khalo at the V&A museum yet?
I am particularly excited to go, before it ends in November, because I am acquainted with the lovely Mexican lady who curated it, Circe Henestrosa. We worked together at LaSalle College of the Arts in Singapore. What an energetic person Circe is, and her passion for Firda Khalo has always shone through. In an interview she did with the BBC, Circe explains that she has personal links with Frida Khalo through her own family. She also looks a little at the reasons for Frida Khalo's appropriation of the traditional dress of the Tehuana people. It seems that the Tehuana people are a matriarchal society, so I guess that she saw this as a way of reflecting her own feminist ideals.
Here is a link to Circe's interview with the BBC -
And here is a picture of Circe with Salma Hayek at the opening of the V&A exhibition in London wearing some incredible Frida inspired outfits -
Below is a link to the exhibition page for anyone that is interested in following up and heading to London to see the exhibition -