“Proudly daughter of the Revolution, she wore traditional Mexican clothes as an undisputed sign of belonging, she adored fuchsia and the perfume of Elsa Schiaparelli, Shocking. It seems to have made even Trotsky lose his mind”. Thus Gérard de Cortanze, universally recognized as the greatest biographer of Frida Kahlo, for over 40 years on the trail of the great Mexican painter to whom he consecrated his fifth book, Viva Frida, while the Musée Galliera in Paris dedicates a retrospective to her, Frida Kahlo , au delà des apparences. And he adds in the interview granted to the French weekly Point de vue: “Frida was furiously thirsty for life, everything for her was excess and unbridled intemperance. Food, sex, art, painting, love for wine. Like Proust, Frida Kahlo transformed her pain into artistic creation, also immortalizing all those objects she loved most. Not only the clothes, but also her make-up, the corsets she loved to paint. In a painting she then ‘portrayed’, a sign of absolute coquetry, the earrings that Picasso had given him “. Eccentric, extravagant, nonconformist Frida Kahlo, Gérard de Cortanze reveals a curious anecdote. “Frida never entered an operating room without wearing make-up and always wearing her jewels – she continues in the interview – After all she herself had confessed one day, ‘when I get dressed, I dress for heaven”.