Kahlo’s unique personal style blended aspects of German-Mexican heritage with a carefully crafted sartorial persona. These images are immortalized in countless self-portraits, but her wardrobe was locked away until 2004. Hear how its recent unveiling has allowed for a more intimate exploration of how she constructed a distinctive look that continues to inspire us today.

Michelle Finamore, Penny Vinik Curator of Fashion Arts

 

Above: Toni Frissell, Frida Kahlo (Senora Diego Rivera) standing next to an agave plant, during a photo shoot for Vogue magazine, “Senoras of Mexico,” 1937. Photography. Library of Congress Photographs and Prints Division.


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