When I think Frida Kahlo's fashion, I think of flowing skirts, bushy brows, flower crowns, dramatic corsets, sculpted braids, so on and so forth. Yet a Kahlo family photo taken by her father Guillermo Kahlo in 1924 reveals a Frida before she discovered her now iconic signature style.
And although her style as a mere 17-year-old is different than her later look, it's no less fierce:
Yup, that's young Frida, sporting a three-piece menswear suit with the fam, staring down the camera like nobody's business. Have you ever seen a teenager so confident and self-possessed? We can just imagine Mama Kahlo being like, "Frida, come on, it's family photo day," and Frida delivering that death stare in return.
Far before Annie Hall made menswear her thing, Kahlo explored the way clothing could transform a person into a living work of art. This stunning image proves that while Kahlo's style evolved throughout her life, the creative and rebellious spark that spurred it all was there from the very beginning.
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