Hidden away for 50 years following her death in 1954, this is the first time they have been shown outside Mexico. V&A's new exhibition, 'Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up' is the ultimate celebration of femininity, strength and spirit. The exhibition captures everything Frida Kahlo stood for and fought for throughout her life; from political activism to the normalisation of illness and disability.
Half a century later, her beautiful collection of clothes, jewellery, medicines, make-up and false leg were rediscovered in a cupboard in her bathroom. Frida Kahlo: making her self up, V&A, review: seductive glimpses into a life of art, pain and artifice 4. Save Frida Kahlo on a bench, carbon print, 1938 ... This month, Londonu2019s Victoria and Albert Museum debuts Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up, the first time this long-hidden collection will be seen outside Mexico.Through displays of clothing, jewelry, hand-painted corsets, and other personal effects, the exhibit shows how one of the 20th centuryu2019s most recognized artists constructed her identityu2014and why her style-icon status endures ... "Frida Kahlo's powerful and inimitable style is as central to her fame as her paintings, and was constructed with equal care".