Edited by Denise Rosenzweig & Magdalena Rosenzweig.
San Francisco. Chronicle Books. 2008. First English language edition. Yellow paper-covered boards, dust jacket. 191 pages. Colour and b&w illustrations. 305 x 250mm (12 x 9¾"). 1.5kg. 9780811863445. English. Fine.
A record of the clothes and accessories of Frida Kahlo. In 2004, fifty years after her death, Kahlo's dressing room, which had been under lock and key, was finally opened. Inside was her personal collection of clothes, shoes, jewellery and headdresses. Self Portrait in a Velvet Dress illustrates these garmets for the first time alongside archival photographs of Kahlo and images of her paintings. The text examines the role of fashion in Kahlo's creativity and documents the restoration of the textiles.
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