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Frida: Style Icon charts Frida's fashion evolution through 50 beautifully illustrated style moments including pieces from her famous wardrobe, her most iconic looks and her own special kind of styling.
From embroidered blouses and traditional Tehuana dresses to indigenous treasures and jewelry strung by Frida herself, this book showcases how Frida used her style as a means of personal and political expression. Her wardrobe includes examples of traditional Mexican dress—rebozos (fringed shawls), embroidered huipiles (square-cut tops), enaguas (skirts) and holanes (flounces), as well as a series of hand-painted medical corsets and supportive back-braces which also illuminate the story of her near-fatal bus crash at the age of 18.
Tastefully and elegantly illustrated throughout, this volume is a must-have for admirers of Frida Kahlo, fashion historians and fans of fashion illustration.
About the Author
Charlie Collins is founder of the consultancy Creative Wardrobe, that helps women to find their own style and build more joyful and functional wardrobes. Charlie has over 10 years' experience working for brands that champion sustainability in fashion including Vestiaire Collective, William Vintage and Smart Works Charity. She is fashion ambassador for Malaika Charity and a lifelong Frida Kahlo fan.