After Dalida, Chanel and Jeanne Lanvin, the Palais Galliera displays a new exhibition devoted to an icon. This time, the fashion museum takes us to Mexico to tell us more about Frida Kahlo. From September 15, 2022, to March 5, 2023, passionate and curious are invited to discover “Frida Kahlo, au-delà des apparences”, a retrospective co-curated with the Museo Frida Kahlo.
Easily recognizable with her unibrow, Frida Kahlo is a major painter artist whose inspiring story marked minds. Born in 1907, in her parents’ house, the Casa Azul in Mexico, she catches polio at age 6, and ends up with her right leg atrophied. At 17, she got in a bus accident, severely injuring her. Following this challenge, she awakens her artist soul: “I am not dead and I have a reason to live. That reason is painting”, she is said to have claimed.
This is how her artist career debuted, and the Frida Kahlo legend started to build up. In addition to her work, her commitment to the feminist cause, her relationship with her handicap, and her strong Mexican identity propelled her to the rank of icon. The Palais Galliera exhibition is to immerge us in the universe of this committed artist through over 200 pieces from the Casa Azul, the home she was born and died in, and where she still lies. Another exhibition within the exhibition is also to unveil Frida Kahlo’s influence on the world of fashion.
Here is an exhibition we are looking forward to!
Dates and Opening Time
From 15 September 2022 to 5 March 2023
Palais Galliera - Musée de la Mode
10 Avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie
75116 Paris 16
M°9 - Iéna