In celebration of the V&A’s newest exhibition, we’re celebrating the life and looks of Frida Kahlo. Running until November 4th of this year, this event marks the first time the exclusive collection has been shown outside of Mexico.
The personal artefacts and clothing and weren’t shown to the public for the first time until 50 years after her death and pieces include a prosthetic leg, plaster corset, cosmetics, self-portraits and, of course, some of her iconic pieces of clothing.
Replicated around the world by enthusiastic men and women who are unbiased to the occasion, Kahlo’s influence celebrates explosions of colour, bold patterns, and voluminous swathes of fabric. While often in head-to-toe black herself, her vivid paintings and self-portraits employed a spectrum of colour that is wholeheartedly embraced by her devotees and continues to be replicated in contemporary fashion today. We’ve curated a selection of pieces that will make you feel right at home when lost in the world of Mexico’s most well-known artist.
This exhibition is the most holistic view of an artist who has influenced the world of fashion with her rich and vibrant wardrobe, and art with its strong links to her motherland, and who is now more famous and iconic than ever. It is not to be missed.