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.”
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”.
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.