We've always fantasized about stumbling upon a trunk in our grandmother's attic, tucked away under years of dust and forgotten memories. After huffing and puffing our way inside the rusted treasure chest we find a mecca of yesteryear's sartorial souvenirs: dresses, jewels and gorgeous washed out photographs. In this fantasy, our grandmother is Frida Kahlo. And now our dreams are about to come true.

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Museo Frida Kahlo is teaming up with Vogue Mexico for "Appearances Can be Deceiving: The Dresses of Frida Kahlo," an exhibition focusing on the inspiring fashion of the Surrealist self-portraitist. A few years ago, the trunks and closet of the Blue House were unlocked, revealing over 300 pieces from Kahlo's wardrobe including shawls, corsets, blouses, ribbons...and more shawls. See the results of this incredible collection in the slideshow below.

Kahlo's vibrant aesthetic, recognizable in sensuous fabrics, iconic twisted braids and strong brows, depicts the artist's colorful interpretation of herself. Although her personal life was plagued with tragedy, from her physical paralysis to infertility, Kahlo used her garments to express what her body could not.

The exhibition focuses around the themes of "disability" and "ethnicity," and the ways Kahlo used fashion as a language to address these issues. It will also examine the influence Kahlo continues to have on fashion designers and fashionistas to this day, from Alexander McQueen to Gwen Stefani.

'Appearances Can be Deceiving: The Dresses of Frida Kahlo" will show at Museo Frida Kahlo in Mexico City from November 22, 2012 to November 22, 2013.

See items from Kahlo's collection and photographs of her stunning signature looks below.

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  • Frida, ca. 1950

    Colección Museo Frida Kahlo © Banco de México Fiduciario en el Fideicomiso relativo a los Museos Frida Kahlo y Diego Rivera

  • Frida pintando el retrato de su padre, Wilhelm Kahlo, 1951

    Foto: Giséle Freund Colección Museo Frida Kahlo © Banco de México Fiduciario en el Fideicomiso relativo a los Museos Frida Kahlo y Diego Rivera

  • Frida en su estudio, ca. 1949.

    Foto: Antonio Kahlo, hijo de Cristina Kahlo. Colección Museo Frida Kahlo © Banco de México Fiduciario en el Fideicomiso relativo a los Museos Frida Kahlo y Diego Rivera

  • Frida Kahlo. ca. 1926 Foto: Guillermo Kahlo

    Colección Museo Frida Kahlo © Banco de México Fiduciario en el Fideicomiso relativo a los Museos Frida Kahlo y Diego Rivera

  • Frida Kahlo, 16 de octubre de 1932.

    Foto: Guillermo Kahlo. Colección Museo Frida Kahlo © Banco de México Fiduciario en el Fideicomiso relativo a los Museos Frida Kahlo y Diego Rivera

  • FILE - In this April 14, 1939 file photo, painter and surrealist Frida Kahlo, who was the wife of noted Mexican muralist Diego Rivera, poses at her home in Mexico City. A full collection from Kahlo's wardrobe will go on public display Nov. 22 in Mexico City after being locked for nearly 50 years in her armoires and dressers: jewelry, shoes and clothes that still carry the scent of the late artist's perfume and cigarette smoke or stains from painting. (AP Photo/File)

  • Frida frente al boceto del panel central del mural Pan -­‐ American Unity, en el Auditorio del San Francisco City Collage. California, 1940.

    Foto: Wittlock Colección Museo Frida Kahlo © Banco de México Fiduciario en el Fideicomiso relativo a los Museos Frida Kahlo y Diego Rivera

  • The detail of the embroidery on a traditional garment worn by indigenous women known as a "huipil" that belonged to late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is displayed in an office before going on exhibit at the Frida Kahlo museum in Mexico City, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. A full collection from Kahlo's wardrobe will go on public display Nov. 22 in Mexico City after being locked for nearly 50 years in her armoires and dressers: jewelry, shoes and clothes that still carry the scent of the late artist's perfume and cigarette smoke or stains from painting. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

  • A leather corset that belonged to late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is displayed at the Frida Kahlo museum in Mexico City, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. A full collection from Kahlo's wardrobe will go on public display Nov. 22 in Mexico City after being locked for nearly 50 years in her armoires and dressers: jewelry, shoes and clothes that still carry the scent of the late artist's perfume and cigarette smoke or stains from painting. Her loose blouses covered the stiff corsets she wore for back pain. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

  • Museum keeper Alejandra Lopez works with a mannequin wearing an indigenous shirt known as a "huipil" and a skirt that belonged to late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo before putting it on exhibit at the Frida Kahlo museum in Mexico City, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. A full collection from Kahlo's wardrobe will go on public display Nov. 22 in Mexico City after being locked for nearly 50 years in her armoires and dressers: jewelry, shoes and clothes that still carry the scent of the late artist's perfume and cigarette smoke or stains from painting. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

  • A traditional garment worn by indigenous women known as a "huipil" that belonged to late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is displayed in an office before going on exhibit at the Frida Kahlo museum in Mexico City, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. A full collection from Kahlo's wardrobe will go on public display Nov. 22 in Mexico City after being locked for nearly 50 years in her armoires and dressers: jewelry, shoes and clothes that still carry the scent of the late artist's perfume and cigarette smoke or stains from painting. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

  • Museum keeper Ximena Gomez places a traditional garment worn by indigenous women known as a "huipil," that belonged to late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, before putting it on exhibit at the Frida Kahlo museum in Mexico City, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. A full collection from Kahlo's wardrobe will go on public display Nov. 22 in Mexico City after being locked for nearly 50 years in her armoires and dressers: jewelry, shoes and clothes that still carry the scent of the late artist's perfume and cigarette smoke or stains from painting. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

  • Frida en la pirámide de la Casa Azul, con su Autorretrato como tehuana (Diego en mi pensamiento), 1943

    Frida en el patio de su casa de Coyoacán con uno de sus monos araña, 1943 Colección Museo Frida Kahlo © Banco de México Fiduciario en el Fideicomiso relativo a los Museos Frida Kahlo y Diego Rivera Foto: Florence Arquin Colección Museo Frida Kahlo © Banco de México Fiduciario en el Fideicomiso relativo a los Museos Frida Kahlo y Diego Rivera

  • Frida Kahlo, ca. 1929

    Colección Museo Frida Kahlo © Banco de México Fiduciario en el Fideicomiso relativo a los Museos Frida Kahlo y Diego Rivera

  • Frida Kahlo en la Casa Azul. ca 1930

    Colección Museo Frida Kahlo © Banco de México Fiduciario en el Fideicomiso relativo a los Museos Frida Kahlo y Diego Rivera

  • A Nov. 1938 Vogue magazine edition with an article about Frida Kahlo by Bertram D. Wolfe is displayed at the Frida Kahlo museum in Mexico City, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. A full collection from Kahlo's wardrobe will go on public display Nov. 22 in Mexico City after being locked for nearly 50 years in her armoires and dressers: jewelry, shoes and clothes that still carry the scent of the late artist's perfume and cigarette smoke or stains from painting. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

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