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Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up - official exhibition book (hardback)

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In 1954, following her death, Frida Kahlo’s possessions were locked away in the Casa Azul (Blue House) in Mexico City, her lifelong home. Half a century later, her collection of clothing, jewellery, cosmetics and other personal items was rediscovered.

Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up offers a fresh perspective on the life story of this extraordinary artist, whose charisma and powerful sense of style continue to captivate. Never before seen, specially commissioned photography, shot at the Casa Azul in Mexico City show her distinctive Mexican outfits along with her self-portraits, an unprecedented pairing that is enriched by iconic images of the artist.
 

  • Includes six inset booklets, containing photographs of Kahlo’s most intimate possessions
  • 16 page section showcasing Kahlo’s wardrobe, specially conserved and mounted
  • Spectacular details of embellishments and textiles

Author/Artist/Designer

C.Wilcox and C.Henestrosa

Pages

256

Dimensions

24.13cm x 2.54cm x 26.67cm

ISBN

9781851779604

Product code

153329

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About the authors

C.Wilcox and C.Henestrosa

Claire Wilcox is Senior Curator of Fashion at the V&A and Professor in Fashion Curation at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. She curated the exhibitions Vivienne Westwood (V&A, 2004), The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947–1957 (V&A, 2007) and Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (2015), and edited the accompanying catalogues. Circe Henestrosa is an independent curator and Head of the School of Fashion at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. She curated the exhibition Appearances Can Be Deceiving: The Dresses of Frida Kahlo (Museo Frida Kahlo, Mexico City, 2012).