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Frida Kahlo: Fashion As the Art of Being by Susana M. Vidal

Susana Martínez Vidal, author of Frida Kahlo: Fashion as the Art of Being, will present an engaging talk on art, fashion and women empowerment in conjunction with our current special exhibition, Frida Kahlo: Her Photos. This program presents a unique opportunity to experience a lecture and the exhibit- afterhours at the Bowers! A booksigning will follow this lecture. 

About the book: "Frida Kahlo was not only an iconic artist, she was also a bold beauty and an avant-garde fashionista whose timeless sense of style continues to inspire and influence the worlds of fashion, media, and art today. Fashion is an optical effect that Frida employed with shrewd artistic intention. Frida knew that life is theater, and fashion was her costume. Frida understood the importance of image and attitude, no matter who you are. The canvas was Frida’s mirror, and she was the painter, the model, and the painting—author, subject, medium, and object. Frida was her own best work of art."

About the author: "Based in Mexico City and Madrid, Susana Martínez Vidal is a fashion and lifestyle journalist with more than twenty-five years of experience. She was director of Elle Spain and Elle Decor España, as well as founder and director of Ragazza magazine. Frida Kahlo inspired the first fashion editorial she produced as director of Elle Spain, and since then she has passionately followed Kahlo’s influence in fashion, music, and culture. After seeing the first-ever exhibition of Frida’s clothing at La Casa Azul in 2012, Vidal was inspired to write this, her first book."

Location: Norma Kershaw Auditorium 

Ticket info (lecture only): Member or with paid museum admission $9 | General $12 

PURCHASE TICKETS for lecture 7PM-8PM (does not include access to Frida Kahlo: Her Photos Exhibit) 

PURCHASE TICKETS Frida Kahlo: Her Photos gallery access and dinner option, 4PM-8PM 

TICKETS: Online or onsite. Questions? E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 714.567.3677. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.

Frida Kahlo: Fashion as the Art of Being, Susana Martínez Vidal

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June 9, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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