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Frida Kahlo's signature jewelry style

by gillian conroy |

      Mexican painter Frida Kahlo was known for her iconic self-portraits and distinctive personal style.  Born in 1907, 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 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.  You can see her jewelry among her personal artifacts at the Brooklyn Museum exhibition Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can be Deceiving. Opening February 8 until May 18, 2019.