Frida Kahlo: Fashion Victor at the V&A (Now Extended through November 18th, 2018)

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Frida Kahlo: Fashion Victor at the V&A (Now Extended through November 18th, 2018)
A low hairline betraying ethnic heritage that necessitated electrolysis, skin lightening that changed olive skin to porcelain, and dark hair dyed to red transformed Carmen Cansino into screen siren Rita Hayworth. At the same time, Frida Kahlo defiantly wore her unibrow like a badge of bravery and plaited her tresses in traditional braids. She would have scorned a stylist and, in fact, actually commented about her time in New York that “I dislike the ‘high society’… and feel a little rage against all these fat cats.” Returning to Mexico, she worked on her painting, “My Dress Hangs There,” not restrained by clothing, but empowered by it. Though childhood polio withered her right leg and a bus accident in her twenties…

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