A journey that explores the icon of Mexican art and its relationship with fashion through a total of 10 outfits wardrobe of Frida Kahlo.
Frida Kahlo de Rivera (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954) Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón) was a Mexican painter, born in Coyoacán. Perhaps best known for her self-portraits, Kahlo’s work is remembered for its “pain and passion”, and its intense, vibrant colors. Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national and indigenous tradition, and by feminists for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form.
Mexican culture and Amerindian cultural tradition figure prominently in her work, which has sometimes been characterized as Naïve art or folk art. Her work has also been described as “surrealist”, and in 1938 one surrealist described Kahlo herself as a “ribbon around a bomb”.
Conventions didn’t stand a chance with Frida Kahlo. From her nakedly honest self-portraits to her open bisexuality to her radical politics, the Mexican artist wrote her own rules. The same held true for her personal style. Let other women be demure and dainty, pale and powdered; Kahlo dressed in rugged men’s suits or color-soaked Mexican traditional blouses and skirts. She played up her famously dramatic features—the heavy brow, brooding eyes, and ink-black hair, center parted and slicked into a bun—and made them her signature.
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