In Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up, this fascinating exhibition pairs the iconic artist’s dresses with her paintings and the result is awe-inspiring.
The event at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) explores how Frida Kahlo, one of the most recognised and significant artists and women of the 20th century, fashioned her identify. On display are garments from her collection of rebozos – a traditional Mexican shawl – as well as long skirts with flounces and jewellery ranging from pre-Columbian beads to modern silverwork. Alongside her clothes and intimate possessions, including medicines, cosmetics, letters and medical corsets, are the artist’s key self-portraits and photographs, offering a fresh perspective on her compelling life story.
The exhibition reveals the intimate life of one of the world’s most inspiring and extraordinary artists, whose charisma and entirely individual dress sense made her one of the most photographed women of her time.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL, +44 (0)20 7942 2000