Frida Kahlo Exhibit Coming to London’s Victoria and Albert Museum

Photo: Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up, 16 June –14 November 2018. Sponsored by Grosvenor Britain & Ireland

London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, with exhibition sponsors Grosvenor Britain & Ireland and GRoW @ Annenberg, will be hosting the “Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up” exhibit.

“A countercultural and feminist symbol, this show will offer a powerful insight into how Frida Kahlo constructed her own identity,” commented Claire Wilcox, senior curator of fashion at the V&A and exhibition co-curator. “This show is a rare opportunity for visitors, offering unique access to an archive that has never left Mexico before.”

Photo: Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up, 16 June –14 November 2018. Sponsored by Grosvenor Britain & Ireland

There will be more than 200 objects on display, ranging from clothing to letters to jewelry to cosmetics. In regards to the latter, Kahlo’s ‘Ebony’ eyebrow pencil – still within its original packaging and which she used to emphasize her signature mono brow and was a defining feature of her self-portraits, her favorite Revlon’s ‘Everything’s Rosy’ lipstick and red nail varnish. The items chosen help to emphasize how Kahlo “constructed her own identity”.

Photo: Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up, 16 June –14 November 2018. Sponsored by Grosvenor Britain & Ireland

Learn more about the Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up exhibit, which runs from 16 June through 4 November 2018 at the V&A Museum, at vam.ac.uk.