As one of the most influential artists from the 20th century and without a doubt a fashion icon thanks to her unique sense of style, Frida Kahlo’s wardrobe is definitely something to drool over and photographer Ishiuchi Miyako is showcasing it at the Michael Hoppen Gallery in London.
As an invalid throughout her life, pain and disease were always present in her art but also in her incredible personal style; a mix of typical Mexican customized pieces created and designed specially by her in order to camouflage her physical condition.
As the disorders got even worse, the fashion only got bolder and better, building an iconic and strange balance between pain and geniality.
Miyako photographed over 300 of Frida’s unseen belongings, from adorned corsets and casts, customized prosthetic pieces and the chicest pair of sunglasses, documenting for the world to see one of the most iconic wardrobes from all time.
Inspiring all fashion lovers Frida by Ishiuchi Miyako will run until the 12nd of July at the Michael Hoppen Gallery in London.
Images © Ishiuchi Miyako. Courtesy Michael Hoppen Gallery.
Words Rubén Castilla de la Vega