Although Salma Hayek failed to scoop the 2003 Best Actress gong for her portrayal of artist Frida Kahlo in biopic Frida, this wasn’t stopping the star from channelling her once again on Wednesday evening.

The black number featured brightly coloured florals, which Salma accessorised with a turquoise sash and statement jewellery.

Salma wore her dark tresses tied up, away from her features, and she decorated her complexion with a deep rouge lipstick and a sweep of mascara.

Salma and co walked into the London museum via a Casa Azul blue carpet to preview the V&A’s latest exhibition which is fully titled Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up.The exhibition explores how Frida, one of the most recognised and significant artists and women of the 20th century, fashioned her identity, and is the first outside of Mexico to display Kahlo’s clothes and intimate possessions.

Canape highlights included Los besos de Frida, Ceviche vampire, Esquites tradicionales and Mexican hot chocolate with smoked chillis.

After previewing the exhibition, which presents unparalleled insight into Kahlo’s life, guests made their way back to the grand entrance to enjoy an evening inspired by Frida.

The exhibition was officially opened by the Director of the V&A, Tristram Hunt, Chief Executive of Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, Craig McWilliam and actress Salma.

Salma said: ‘Frida had so much pain – physical and emotional.

The biopic film about the artist was based on the book Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera.