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Mansi Khandelwal

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These Few Pieces From Frida Kahlo’s 50 Y.O. Wardrobe Are Just Too Sassy

  • IWB Post
  •  April 20, 2017

 

“They thought I was a surrealist, but I wasn’t. I never painted dreams, I painted my own reality.”

In those bold eyebrows and mustache, Frida Kahlo, who was her own favorite model and muse, was one of the most celebrated Mexican painters. We all have been inspired by her art, fashion choices, political stance and clothes till date!

Frida Kahlo

Traditional Tehuana dress

Aren’t we blown over Kahlo’s choices?

Frida Kahlo

Kahlo’s cat eye shades!

Well, here’s a visual treat for those who have been all gaga over her clothes and accessories.  Kahlo has left behind her unique collection of clothes, which were revealed to the public once again after being locked away for almost 50 years.

Frida Kahlo

Cast corset and skirt

Frida’s husband who didn’t want his wife’s collection to be disclosed to the world decided to seal her things in the bathroom of their Mexico City home and ordered to keep them hidden away until 15 years after his death in 1957.

Frida Kahlo

Cast corset

Kahlo’s belongings were left locked until 2004 until the museum decided to catalog its content.

Frida Kahlo

Kahlo’s fringed boots

Renowned Japanese photographer Ishiuchi Miyako, was the lucky man behind the lens to click and preserve Kahlo’s wardrobe items which were more than 300 in number. He did this beautiful job just by using a 35mm Nikon camera and a natural light.

Frida Kahlo

Frida’s metal earrings

Aren’t they gorgeous?

Here are some more!

Frida Kahlo

Knitted swim suit

Frida Kahlo

Embroidered skirt and top with floral details

Frida Kahlo

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