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Self Portrait in a Velvet Dress: Frida’s Wardrobe- fashion from the Museo Frida Kahlo,

Chronicle Books 2008

Frida advocated the idea that there is no great difference between a beautiful or attractive object and a work of art.  She created herself, thus, as a work of art- through her appearance, especially in front of the camera, but also in the artistic perfection of all her household belongings, such as sheets embroidered with her initials, table runners, and bedspreads. (p. 45)


Book Contributors:

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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