Mexican painter Frida Kahlo was known for her self-portraits. Born in 1907, dead by 47, Kahlo achieved celebrity that would eventually make her the unintentional grandmother of the selfie, her indelible image recognizable everywhere. Her self-portraits unsparingly depict her physical disabilities and make frank allusion to a tumultuous emotional life.
Entertainers such as Beyoncé and Lady Gaga, and designers including Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy and Jean Paul Gaultier have all drawn inspiration from Kahlo's signature style — traditional, Mexican Tehuana dresses and hairstyles, and her personal jewelry of elaborate, dangling or drop earrings and rough-hewn, handmade stone necklaces. Kahlo's jewelry style remains startling and captivating to this day.