- Exhibition ran from 16 June 2018 to 18 November 2018
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This exhibition presented an extraordinary collection of personal artefacts and clothing belonging to the iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Locked away for 50 years after her death, this was the first exhibition of this collection outside Mexico.
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Making the Frida Kahlo mannequins
Follow our Conservation Display Specialists on a journey to create the bespoke mannequins featured in the Frida Kahlo exhibition
In conversation: perspectives on Frida Kahlo
Listen to Curator Claire Wilcox and leading art historian Gannit Ankori discuss the exhibition 'Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up'
Making her self up – Frida Kahlo's cosmetics
Claire Wilcox, Senior Curator of Fashion, examines Frida Kahlo's make-up collection
Unlocking Frida Kahlo's wardrobe
Locked away for 50 years, an intimate collection of Frida Kahlo's personal belongings reveals a fresh perspective on this iconic artist
Sew your own: Mexican-style huipil
Sew your own colourful version of the traditional Mexican tunic worn by Frida Kahlo
Photographing Frida Kahlo
Research Assistant Ana Baeza Ruiz explores why photography, not painting, was Kahlo's first means of self-expression
Traditional Mexican dress
Discover the flamboyant styles of indigenous Mexican dress favoured by Frida Kahlo
Discover stunning examples of Mexican embroidery from the V&A's textile collection
Inside the Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up exhibition
Take a look inside the Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up exhibition
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Teachers' Resource: Frida Kahlo, Making Her Self Up
This resource is suitable for Key Stages 3–5 Art & Design students and aims to unpick how Kahlo crafted her identity through dress, painting and photography.
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