Frida Kahlo remains one of the most popular and enduring artists of our time - sales of Frida books number into the hundreds of thousands - and yet no volume has ever focused on one of the most memorable aspects of her creative output: her wardrobe. Now, for the first time, 95 original and beautifully staged photographs of Kahlo's newly restored clothing are paired with historic photos of the artist wearing them and her paintings in which the garments appear. Frida's life and style were an integral part of her art, and she is long overdue for recognition as a fashion icon.
CARLOS PHILLIPS OLMEDO is director of the Blue House Museum. DENISE and MAGDALENA ROSENZWEIG are textile restorers. TERESA DEL CONDE is an author and art-historian. MARTA TUROK is an author and anthropologist.