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'Frida Exotica' costume by Jenny Kee

'Frida Exotica' performance costume used in the Opening Ceremony of Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. The costume consists of a long red cotton skirt with attached black cotton petticoat. The petticoat features black tulle and two hoops sewn around the base. A wide panel or frill of orange wool fabric hemmed with pink wool fabric is also sewn around the base of skirt. An undulating or wavy line of red wool fabric, bordered by blue felt, has been appliqued to the surface of the orange panel. The costume also includes a wool poncho appliqued with various Mexican-style felt images and woollen pompoms, a tall floral headdress built on a wire frame, and a pair of black leather buckle shoes.
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