Undoctored or Strictly Parted

Francis Upritchard wearing Bernhard Willhelm

Francis Upritchard

This artist is conformably posing amidst her work. Amongst highly simplified combinations, chosen in full awareness of casual details, brands are presented as if by chance. And the way of her undoctored hair takes a pleasing effect on her followers. She is kindly supported.

Frida Kahlo

That artist makes her persona subject to her paintings, anything attached gains matter. By choosing her clothes, parting her hair, arranging interiors she is modeling the pictured world. After all the wardrobe survives its chooser, it provides evidence of her taste, assembling its own distinctive brand.

Frida Kahlo wearing silk and linen Chinese pajama
Photograph by Antonio Kahlo, 1947

2004 Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo's wardrope was found in a trunk in an unused bathroom in 2004, with an exhibition following in 2006. The book (Self Portrait in a Velvet Dress: The Fashion of Frida Kahlo: Frida's Wardrobe, Chronicle Books 2008) not only includes a discussion of the ethnic dress that inspired her choices but also provides details on the restoration process.