Frida Kahlo : Making Her Self Up - the exhibition catalogue from V&A available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Frida Kahlo : Making Her Self Up

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In 1954, following her death, Frida Kahlo's possessions were locked away in the Casa Azul 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, the exhibition catalogue accompanying a show at the V&A, offers a fresh perspective on the life story of this extraordinary artist, whose charisma and entirely individual way of dressing made her one of the most photographed women of her time.

Specially-commissioned photographs show her distinctive Mexican outfits alongside her self-portraits, an unprecedented pairing that is enriched by iconic images taken in her lifetime. The book includes six inset booklets, containing photographs of Kahlo’s most intimate possessions, a section showcasing Kahlo’s wardrobe and spectacular details of embellishments and textiles.


  • Authors: Claire Wilcox and Circe Henestrosa
  • Hardcover: 256 pages | 240 illustrations
  • Date published: June 2018
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1851779604
  • Product Dimensions: 27.0 x 21.6 cm