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Frida Kahlo: Fashion


Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up

A window into Kahlo's life focusing on the personal, combining her prosthetics, jewelry, and clothes with self-portraits, diary entries, and letters to build an intimate portrait of the artist through her possessions, setting this in the context of her political and social beliefs.

Self Portrait in a Velvet Dress

Ninety-five original and beautifully staged photographs of Kahlo's restored clothing are paired with historic photos of the artist wearing them and her paintings in which the garments appear.

El Ropero de Frida

Richly illustrated with numerous color photographs of Frida Kahlo´s wardrobe and personal objects. This book is in Spanish.

Kahlo: Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair

Neutral hues, an ill-fitting man's suit and wiggling locks of cut hair supplant Frida Kahlo's usual lively color palette, indigenous Mexican dress and long plaits in Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair (1940). In the wake of divorce, Kahlo turns to her favorite genre, self-portraiture, to express her deepest emotional and psychological urges.

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