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WALK INTO FRIDA KAHLO'S CLOSET

No sign of tweezers but we did find a prosthetic leg.
WALK INTO FRIDA KAHLO'S CLOSET No sign of tweezers but we did find a prosthetic leg.

We could totally see these sunnies on the cover of a high fashion magazine.

Frida Kahlo, one of the most iconic artists of all time, had the spunk of a true blue trailblazer and an eye for fashion to match. People have recently uncovered some of Frida’s most intimate possessions after 50 years of being kept inside the bathroom of her family home. Her husband, Diego, kept all of her belongings in their powder room for safekeeping and instructed that they remain there 15 years after his death.

The room was finally opened in 2004 and in 2012, Frida’s items, which includes dresses, skirts, boots, her prosthetic leg and even a cigarette case, were showcased in the Museo Frida Kahlo in Mexico City. While transferring the items, photographer Ishiuchi Miyako was allowed to photograph some of the artist’s prized possessions which give us a glimpse of how much of a fashionista Frida Kahlo truly was. Here are some of our favorite items.

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Frida got into a bus accident and suffered 11 fractures on her leg. This eventually led her to have her leg amputated and use a prosthetic one in its place but that didn’t discourage her from expressing her elaborate sense of style.

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Frida also suffered from polio and caused her left leg to be thinner from the right. Her shoes were of different heights as she tried to keep her balance at all times.

Gloves never go out of style.

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A classic teal swimsuit. Tres chic!

It’s quite hard to believe that this dress is still in mint condition. I could totally imagine this dress hitting the streets.

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It was believed that Frida loved to smoke and drink a lot. Classic badass.

Though the collected garments were worn during the early 1900’s, it can be said that the styles are still very much wearable today. Say for instance her signature red and teal dress, I’d totally wear that on a hot summer’s day. No wonder Frida Kahlo is still regarded as an influential figure in art studios and catwalks alike.

Photos from Michaelhoppengallery.com

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