Aside from her art, Frida Kahlo was also known for challenging gender norms. But did you know that her penchant for bending the rules of gender and sexuality started early on?
Frida notoriously grew out her eyebrows and was not above sporting a bit of peach fuzz above her red lips.
Her experimentation with gender goes way back to her teen years.
We recently stumbled upon a treasure trove of Kahlo family portraits. The actual date of the photos is somewhat disputed, though according to Frida Kahlo’s official Facebook page, they were snapped in 1926 by Guillermo Kahlo, Frida’s father, which means that the would-be artist was around 18-years-old.
Frida knew how to rock a suit with confidence.
While her sisters and mother are dripping with jewelry and sporting the wavy, close-cropped hairstyles of the time, Frida looks fearlessly into the camera as she poses in her tailored jacket and trousers. Her sense of confidence is palpable in the photos! We’re guessing that confidence came from her father, who encouraged her to take up sports like boxing and soccer after she contracted polio.
Here’s a closer look at that killer gaze:
Frida Kahlo in Men’s Clothing
photographed by her father, Guillermo Kahlo, in 1926 pic.twitter.com/e34zf7rnHQ
— Carmen Azuaje (@CarmenAurora25) November 6, 2015
And remember, the next time fashion magazines are fawning over Kourtney Kardashian or Zendaya in tailored suits, know that a Latina already trailblazed that path. ??
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