A Rare Look At Frida Kahlo's Wardrobe, Unveiled After 50 Years

by Stephanie Maida · May 25, 2016

Frida Kahlo was not only one of the most revered and romantic artists of the 20th century, she was a certified fashion icon. When she died in 1954, her husband Diego Rivera locked away all of her items in a bathroom in their home, demanding that the room not be opened again until 15 years after his own death. His wishes stood - and then some - with the items remaining until 2004, when they were removed and put on display at the Frida Kahlo museum in Mexico City. Photographer Ishiuchi Miyako captured the ephemera, and now his photographs are being shown at Michael Hoppen Gallery in London. Not exactly crossing the pond anytime soon? Check out her stunning pieces here. 

[Photos by Ishiuchi Miyako courtesy Michael Hoppen Gallery][Cover photo by Nickolas Muray via]