The amazing Mexican artist Frida Kahlo may have passed away 60 years ago but at long last, she is featured on the cover of Vogue Mexico magazine. Apparently this new cover was inspired by a fake mock-up cover where someone put Kahlo on the cover of French Vogue magazine. It sounds like someone at Mexican Vogue thought it was a good idea, they got the rights to use a photo of Frida Kahlo taken by Nickolas Murray back in 1939 and voila — we have this new coverphoto. Click below to see Friday Kahlo on the cover of Mexican Vogue and learn more about this special must-own issue.
Better late than never. Nearly 60 years after her death, artist Frida Kahlo will be a Vogue cover girl. Vogue Mexico used photographer Nickolas Murray’s iconic 1939 portrait of Kahlo taken in New York for its November 2012 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.
Wow! I had no idea this issue of Vogue is devoted entirely to Friday Kahlo, yeah … it is a MUST OWN. I really love when fashion magazines pay homage to artists like this. Far too many times do we see the late Marilyn Monroe on magazine covers long after her death, it’s about time real, important artists get some attention, too. I know there have to be some Frida Kahlo fans out there … so, do you think you’ll be picking up this issue of Mexican Vogue?