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Frida Kahlo Makes the Cover of Vogue for the First Time

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Better late than never. Nearly 60 years after her death, artist Frida Kahlo will be a Vogue cover girl. Vogue Mexico used photographer Nickolas Muray’s iconic 1939 portrait of Kahlo taken in New York for a November 2012 supplement cover to coincide with the November 22 opening of “Appearances Can Be Deceiving: The Dresses of Frida Kahlo” at the artist’s eponymous museum.

Although this is a brand new cover, it might look a bit familiar. The image of Kahlo was used for a mock-up of a Paris Vogue cover that has been floating around the Internet for a while, but that mock-up is a fake. According to a Vogue Mexico rep, this is the first time Murray’s family granted permission for the image to be used on a fashion magazine cover. In addition, the shot was recreated with actress Salma Hayek for a Paris Vogue cover that marked the 2002 biopic “Frida.”

Inside the special collector’s edition of the magazine is an entire package devoted to Kahlo that includes a feature on contemporary designers — like Jean Paul Gaultier and Comme des Garçons’s Rei Kawakubo — who have designed collections inspired by the artist, a story on the exhibition, as well as an article on the elements of her style.

This isn’t the first time Kahlo has been featured in Vogue; she was also interviewed in American Vogue in 1937. We’ve been admiring this image for years and are so excited that it’s finally an actual Vogue cover.

-Ann Binlot

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Photo by Nickolas Muray, 1939

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  1. I thought that this same exact photo was published on the cover of Vogue (French edition) during Frida’s visit to France in the late 1930s???

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  3. [...] — 60 years after her death, Frida Kahlo finally got the ultimate fashion honor: a place on the cover of Vogue. [...]

  4. by Sylvia Gardner-Wittgenstein

    where can you buy this Spanish issue of Vogue in New York City?

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