Self portrait in a velvet dress : Frida's wardrobe : fashion from the Museo Frida Kahlo / [edited by Denise Rosenzweig and Magdalena Rosenzweig].

by Rosenzweig, DeniseLooking glass; Rosenzweig, MagdalenaLooking glass.

Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2008.Description: 189 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 31 cm.ISBN: 9780811863445.Subject(s): Kahlo, Frida -- Clothing -- Catalogs | Kahlo, Frida, 1907-1954 | Museo Frida Kahlo -- Catalogs | Personal belongings -- Mexico -- Mexico City -- Catalogs | Costume -- MexicoLooking glass | Women artistsLooking glassSubject: Contextualizes the clothing in terms of Kahlo's life, her art, her persona, her body and her appreciation for Mexican folk art and crafts.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Frida Kahlo remains one of the most popular artists of our timesales of Frida books number into the hundreds ofthousandsand yet no volume has ever focused on one of the most memorable aspects of her persona and creativeoeuvre: her wardrobe. Now, for the first time, 95 original and beautifully staged photographs of Kahlo's newly restored clothing are paired with historic photos of the artist wearing them and her paintings in which the garments appear. Frida's life and style were an integral part of her art, and she is long overdue for recognition as a fashion icon.

Contextualizes the clothing in terms of Kahlo's life, her art, her persona, her body and her appreciation for Mexican folk art and crafts.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Carlos Phillips Olmedo is director of the Blue House Museum.

Denise and Magdalena Rosenzweig are textile restorers.

Teresa del Conde is an author and art historian.

Marta Turok is an author and anthropologist.

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